The 7 Wonders of the World are well known… ancient and modern ones. Are they the real ones?
Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world
Today there’s a “tale” for us to think about…
A teacher asked a group of children to write down what they considered as the 7 wonders of the world, built by people or by nature.After some minutes, not everyone agreed, but the list was like this:
1. The Great Wall of China 2. Grand Canyon
3. Panama Canal 4. Taj Mahal 5. St Peter’s Basilica – Vatican
6. The Egyptian Pyramids 7. The Empire State Building
From left to right: St Peter’s Basilica, The Great Wall of China and the Empire State Building
Then the teacher noticed that a little girl was still writing. She asked her if she needed any help. The girl blushed and answered timidly that there were so many wonders in the world, that she found it difficult to list only seven. The teacher asked her to read her list out loud. She started reading her list:
1. to Smile – Laugh 2. to have Feelings
3. to Touch – either things or hearts 4. to See 5. to Hear
6. to Taste 7. to Love
The group remained in silence… the real wonders are the ones that we don’t value very much on a daily basis… how many people would love to be able to walk, to see, to hear… to dive in the ocean, to admire a flower… it’s so true – these things are wonders! Enjoy these gifts!
Nature builds true wonders!
Wishing you a lovely weekend with smiles! Thanks for the amazing comments!