A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the
"Seven Wonders of the World." Though
there were some disagreements,
the following received the
1. Egypt's Great 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
noted that one student
had not finished her paper yet. So
she asked the girl if
she was having trouble with her
list. The girl replied,
"Yes, a little. I couldn't
quite make up my mind
because there were so many."
teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and
The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the
Wonders of the World' are:
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
we overlook as simple and ordinary and that
we take for
granted are truly wondrous!
gentle reminder --
that the most precious things in life
cannot be built by hand or bought by man.