The Seven Wonders of the World

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present seven wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:

    1. Egypt's pyramids;
    2. Taj Mahal;
    3. Grand Canyon;
    4. Panama Canal;
    5. Empire State Building;
    6. St. Peter's Basilica;
    7. China's Great Wall.

While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed that one quiet student hadn't turned in her paper yet, so she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.

The girl relied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there are so many.

The teacher said, "Well tell us what you have and maybe we can help."

The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:

    1. To see;
    2. To taste;
    3. To touch;
    4. To hear;
    5. To feel;
    6. To laugh;
    7. To love.
The room was so silent you could have heard a pin drop.

Those things we overlook as simple and ordinary are truly wondrous. A gentle reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be bought or man-made.