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:”

1.       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 bought.

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.


By Tim Pedrosa


The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing.  We cannot help but be in awe when we contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if we merely try to comprehend a little of this mystery every day and never lose a holy curiosity. Albert Einstein