A group of students was asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following list had the most votes:
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. Taj Majal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. Washington Monument
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 student if she was having trouble with the list.
The student replied, “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 student hesitated, and then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:
1. To see
2. To taste
3. To touch
4. To hear
Then she paused, thinking. Quietly she added:
5. To feel
6. To laugh
7. And to love
The room was so full of silence you could have heard a pin drop. Those things we overlook as simple and “ordinary” are truly wondrous.
This is a gentle reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be bought.