The 7 Wonders of the World

The 7 Wonders of the World are well known… ancient and modern ones. Are they the real ones?

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, one of  the 7 wonders of the modern world

Today there’s a “tale” for us to think about…

Friday Feelings

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 ro right: St Peter's Basilica, The Great Wall of China and 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:
The Seven wonders of the world
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
Nice Feelings
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!
Natute builds true wonders!

Nature builds true wonders!

Wishing you a lovely weekend with smiles! Thanks for the amazing comments!

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35 thoughts on “The 7 Wonders of the World

  1. Come sempre i tuoi post sono pieni di saggezza e positività cara Denise!
    E’ davvero bella e dolce la storia della risposta delle bambina su quali fossero le 7 meravigie del mondo, come non essere d’accordo?
    Certo che però vedere anche quelle opere d’arte costruite dall’uomo non mi dispiacerebbe (soprattutto il Taj Mahal)!^^
    Baci e buon week end!

  2. What a cute story Denise! I thought at first you were going to talk about all the alternate “7 wonders of the world” lists, but this is far sweeter :) hope you are having a lovely week! xx

  3. Liebe Denise, vielen Dan für diese wundervolle Geschichte! Ja, das sind die wahren Weltwunder – ich hätte es aber auch so gemacht wie die Schüler :) Die wahren Weltwunder sind aber die viel besseren und ich liebe daher Deinen Post! Danke, dass Du auf die wirklich wichtigen Dinge aufmerksam machst und ein wunderbares Wochenende für Dich.
    Alles Liebe von Rena

    • Hi, Pooja! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Oh, I have to say, that this list that includes the Panama Canal was made by the children of the tale :) The Modern Wonders of the World, chosen by other people, do not include some of the wonders that those children chose :) Thank you again for the sweet comment, hope you have a lovely day! Soon I will visit your blog!

  4. this brought tears to my eyes…children are often so wise! Indeed being able to see, to hear, to feel, to smile, to love…isn’t that the greatest wonder of all? Isn’t the greatest miracle having our hearts open and really experiencing the world? It takes courage to try to live fully in this world, as opposed to just suriving it, doesn’t it? It is so easy to get carried away by consumerism (like Daisy) or false success (superficial social relationships and life goals). Life is so much more than what we often think it is.

    I remember watching some documentary about Taj Mahal…apparently this king took his wife ( nine months pregnant with twins ) on a war campaign because he couldn’t be without her…to me it doesn’t seem very romantic and I wished he was more sensible (is it a wonder that a pregnant woman died after being subjected to war and travelling on an elephant in all conditions)…What was Taj Mahal good for if she died…sure it is beautiful, but that king ruined his empire to make it…somehow that story left a bittersweet taste in my mouth. Had that kind been less selfish, perhaps things would worked out better for everyone…but hey, we’re all human and we make mistakes. I still believe he loved his wife, but I think that best love is one that is not possesive….

    Love is a choice we make every day, in every situation….a choice either to care, to risk getting hurt, or to take the easy way….

  5. what a lovely story to reflect upon. Reminds me of this line from a favorite book ” It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – The little prince

  6. Heartwarmingly beautiful post, dear Denise – and a poignant reminder to each of us of the wonders we have both inside of ourselves and that fill even the most seemingly ordinary of days.

    Many hugs & happy weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  7. Cuánta razón tienes, Denise. Creo que damos por sentado muchas cosas que son verdaderas maravillas de este día. El simple hecho de estar aquí, segura y cómoda en mi casa escribiendo esto… sin estar pasando frío, hambre o padeciendo dolores… acaso esto no es también un regalo? Muchas gracias por siempre hacerme reflexionar las cosas, Denise. <3

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