A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.”
Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished 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 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 see
2. to hear
3. to touch
4. to taste
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love.”
The room went dead silent in amazement. Then burst into applause!
The moral of the story is that the things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!!
I have often observed that kids really do enjoy and appreciate the little things in life. We as adults should study and learn from our children this powerful characteristic.
We constantly preoccupy ourselves with thoughts of things we don’t have and experiences we are missing out on.
We need to learn to be appreciative and grateful for everything we have and everything we are going to receive. If we all stopped for a moment and looked around us, we would find endless things we have that others are not as fortunate to have. People complain constantly about having an outdated model of a car or phone when we should just be grateful we have these things in the first place.
If wealth is the secret to happiness,
then the Rich should be dancing on the streets.
But only Poor Kids do that.
Freedom Strategist & Mental Game Coach
“Are you living your purpose? You can be & I can help! Wait till you see how good Alpha is going to look on You”