Seven Wonders

A group of students was asked to list what they thought were the seven wonders of the world. Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:

  • Egypt’s Great Pyramids
  • Taj Mahal
  • Grand Canyon
  • Panama Canal
  • Empire State Building
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • China’s Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student haden’t turned in her paper yet. 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 as 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:

  • to touch
  • to taste
  • to see
  • to hear.

She hesitated a little, then added:

  • to feel
  • to laugh
  • and to love.

The room was so silent you could hear a pin drop. These things that we overlook are truly wonderous. The most precious things are before you: your family, good health and friends.

[Al Ummah vol6 no8]