Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Seven Wonders of the World

Have you read the story below? About a student who wrote about the seven wonders of the world. It's so touching. The story tells us that there are more life than just a mere physical things.When we realize and think about it, the most valuable things in this life are those things that cannot be touched or be seen. Think about this, do you feel touched when seeing a very old couple who are still holding hands when they're walking together or do you feel a touch in your heart when seeing a man who gives a big diamond ring to his lover? Instantly I choose the old couple who are still together and still hold each other arms.
Junior high school students in Chicago were studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the lesson, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some
disagreement, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were 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 touch...
2. to taste...

3. to see...
4. to hear...
5. to feel...
6. to laugh...
7. and to love.

The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.

May this story serve as a gentle reminder to all of us that the things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful - and we don't have to travel anywhere special to experience them.

Enjoy your gifts!(image via weheartit.com)

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