What are your "Seven Wonders of the World"?

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Clients' Choice Realty

A group of students were asked by their teacher to list what they thought were the present "Seven Wonders of the World."  Though there were a few disagreements, the following received the most votes:

-Egypt's Great Pyramids
-The Taj Mahal
-The Grand Canyon
-The Panama Canal
-The Empire State Building
-St. Peter's Basilica
-China's Great Wall  

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished and turned in her answers.  So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. 

The little girl replied, "Yes, a little.  I could not quite make up my mind because there are so many."  The teacher asked her to tell the class what she had and maybe they could help her with her thoughts. 

The little girl hesitated, then read: 

"I think the seven wonders of the world are:  

-To See  

-To Hear  

-To Touch  

-To Feel  

-To Laugh  

-To Speak  

-And to Love"  

The room was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. 

The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!!  A gentle reminder from God:  The most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man. 

Posted by

Joyce Heffner-Williams
Keller Williams Clients' Choice Realty
Colorado Springs / Monument Colorado

Comments (17)

Allen C. Wright
RealtyU - Aliso Viejo, CA
NS, AHS, REPS
It is amazing how we take those basics for granted until we lose one or many of them. 
Sep 21, 2007 09:45 AM
Brandon Causey
Coastal Palmetto Realty LLC - Loris, SC
Realtor, Coastal Palmetto Realty LLC
Wow...makes you stop and think doesn't it...
Sep 21, 2007 09:49 AM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Troy,

Out of the mouths of babes! WOW! What a magic moment! Thanks,   Fran

Sep 21, 2007 11:01 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Pretty cool post, Troy! 
Oct 24, 2007 10:09 AM
Shannon Aldrich
Keller Williams Coastal Realty - Rye, NH
NH & Maine Real Estate Seacoast
I love that kid!
Nov 05, 2007 09:04 AM
Diane Velikis
Coldwell & Banker Busch Real Estate - Luzerne, PA
Luzerne County Real Estate
A very touching post! Thanks for the warm smile it brought to me   :)
Nov 05, 2007 09:56 AM
Armando Rodriguez
QUEST REALTY SERVICES - Orlando, FL
Orlando Homes 4 Sale, Real Estate Broker-GRI

It's WONDERful...the innocence of children!

great post, thanks for sharing it!

Nov 05, 2007 01:20 PM
Hugh Krone
Weichert Referral Associates - Hamburg, NJ
Realtor, Sussex County NJ

Your gifts from God will trump the  achievements of man everytime. I,m with her

Great post.

Nov 05, 2007 02:14 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Wonderful stuff Troy. Simplicity brings forth great wisdom.
Nov 06, 2007 01:34 PM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
Troy:  I think you captured it very well.  And we should laugh often and love always and I think I would add forgive. 
Nov 12, 2007 01:53 AM
Dianne Barody
Century 21 AmeriSouth Realty - Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Florida Real Estate
just love it...absolutely love it.  Thanks for sharing.
Nov 12, 2007 03:28 AM
Jeff&Grace Safrin
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Valparaiso, IN
SpousesSellingHousesTM

The Miracle of the Human Body and How it works is a Wonder indeed - we somehow all take for granted these gifts :)

Awesome Post

Grace Safrin

Nov 12, 2007 04:20 AM
Kay Perry
Kay Perry, Broker - College Station, TX

Troy - What an amazing blog.  I prefer the little girl's 7 wonders so much more.  They will make a difference in other's lives.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 14, 2007 06:51 PM
Sondra Meyer:
Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Trey,

I realize you posted this a while back, but it is a great one!  I've always wanted to make time to see the 7 Wonders of the World, but that little girl's comments were so true. 

You live and work in a beautiful area.  I hope we will be seeing some more posts from you this upcoming year.  Happy New Year!  May God bless you in all that you do. 

Jan 04, 2008 10:34 AM
Lu Kalaj
Vision Realty Centers - Brighton Township, MI
Napping is an option.  I hope 2008 brings you more than "7 wonders" to life for you.  Thanks for commenting on my blog.  Lu
Jan 23, 2008 01:18 AM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Although I've visited four of the student's seven wonders of the world, I'd have to agree with the  girl--those are some pretty wonderous gifts.

May 02, 2009 03:28 PM
Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Cloudcroft, NM

Truly wonderful post, Joyce.

Kids can have an amazing purity of thought that we seem to forget how to do as we mature - it should be the other way around.

I wish I could Re-Blog this one!

Mike

Dec 12, 2009 03:57 AM