Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Seven Wonders

Being a Thursday morning, it had to be Rainbow 107.1 FM on my car stereo. On Thursdays, RJ Keisha is on the air and today she had a wonderful story to tell.
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: Egypt's Great Pyramids, the Taj Mahal in India, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Panama Canal, the Empire State Building, St. Peter's Basilica and 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 to touch..., to taste..., to see..., to hear... (She hesitated a little, and then added...),  to feel..., to laugh... and to love.
The room was so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop. 
Keisha's story was a reminder to me not to overlook these precious gifts as simple and ordinary.

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