The Seven Wonders of the World
A teacher asked her students to list what each thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World." Although there were some differences, 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. So she asked the girl if she were 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...
All were quiet as she finished reading.
Nature has never depended on anything humans ever created. The most precious things in life cannot be built or bought by man. The things that we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are the truly wondrous.
Do all the good that you can, with all the means you can, in all the ways you can, to all of the people you can, for as long as you can.