Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Seven Wonders of the World

Junior high school students in Chicago were studying the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of the lesson, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyonin Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The EmpireState Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The quiet girl replied, "Yes, a little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because 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:

1. to touch...
2. to taste...
3. to see...
4. to hear... (She hesitated a little, and then added...)
5. to feel...
6. to laugh...
7. and to love.

The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop.

May this story serve as a gentle reminder to all of us that the things we overlook as simple and ordinary are often the most wonderful - and we don't have to travel anywhere special to experience them.

Author Unknown


  1. Wow ma shaa Allah, what an amazing story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. good reminder Ms unique that's so true....

  3. Naturally, the best things in life are more often than not the closest to us. :) Beautiful reminder sis. ^ I often think that kids see life in an unpolluted way, which makes their innocence extremely pure.

  4. Umm Travis: Yup it sure is amazing .....

    Filfila: Yes Subhan Allah .....

    Malizea: Yea a very good one though .....

    Hajar: U r absolutely correct about the children ....

  5. As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    I am so sorry I haven't visited you in a while. This is such a lovelyyyyyyyyyy post!! Jazaki'Allahu khair for sharing.

    I agree with what sister Hajar said. :D

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana

  6. Farhana: It's ok ... I missed U anyways .... Jazak Allah Khairan .....

    Barak Allah feek .... me too .... :)


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