7 Wonders of the World

A group of Geography students studied the “Seven Wonders of the World”.

At the end of the session, the students were asked to list what they think were considered to be the present Seven Wonders of the World.

Though there was some disagreement, the following got 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, 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
  5. To Feel
  6. To Laugh
  7. To Love

The room was full of silence, it was deafening! The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous! And the most precious things in
life cannot be built or bought by man.

He is the One who granted you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brains. Rarely are you appreciative. (Quran, Surah Al-Mumenoon, verse 23:78)