The world is full
of wonders, miracles and magical things but we cover our eyes and take for
granted the true and most important blessings we have. We should patiently
wait for our senses to grow sharper and embrace with gratitude the most
important things we have to be thankful for. When we think of the wonders of the
world, we imagine magnificent, enormous buildings and monuments, however this
wonderful little story that follows, inspired by an article in BabaMail, will
make us rethink it all.
As the story goes, a group of students were asked to list
what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. The following
received the most votes:
1. The Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal
3. The Grand Canyon
4. The Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. The Great Wall of China
While gathering her students’ votes, the teacher noticed
that one student still hadn't finished. She asked the girl if she was having
trouble. “Yes, a little", the girl replied. “I can’t make up my mind, because
there are so many wonders.”
The teacher said: “Well, tell the class what you have.
Maybe we can help you.” At first, the girl hesitated, then she began to read: “I
think the Seven Wonders of the World are:”
To see.., 2. To hear.., 3. To touch…, 4. To taste…,
5. To feel..., 6. To laugh…, 7. and to Love.
The room was so quiet by now that you could have heard a
pin drop. We overlook the simple and ordinary things and we take for granted the
true wonders of this world! The most precious things in life cannot be built nor
When we wonder and begin to understand the enormous
possibilities, we recognize that we are all amazing and awesome beings and our
world is extraordinary even when days maybe dark. A sense of wonder reminds us
of just how vast the unknown is and how much we have to learn each day and be
grateful to our Creator.
There are times when we wonder at the beauty of the
flowers; the height and blueness of the sky; depth of the bright water; the
Seven Wonders of the World and then we do realize and feel grateful at the
goodness and the power of God who made the lovely world.