All too often, we get caught up in the "hustle and bustle" of our lives and some of the simple things that give meaning to life can escape our attention for a little while and we take things for granted as well.
This story is a reminder to "stop-and-smell-the-roses" a little each day.
Let this be a reminder that life is fragile and it has be lived and appreciated every single day.
They were asked to list what they thought were presently the Seven Wonders of the World.
Although there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:
1. Great Pyramids of Egypt
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. Great Wall of China
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet student hadn't turned in her paper yet. So, 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, and then in a soft voice read,
"I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:"
1. "to touch"
2. "to taste"
3. "to see"
4. "to hear"
She hesitated a little, and then added,
5. "to feel"
6. "to laugh"
7. "and to love!"
The room was suddenly silent - you could have hear a pin drop.
- Source Unknown -
Those things we overlook as "simple" and "ordinary" are truly wondrous.
Reflecting on the power and beauty of simple things is good for the heart, the soul, and the spirit.
If life is a series of dance steps, then, might as well learn them and have a graceful execution.