The following was shared by John T. Capps to John Pennypacker and on to the Messenger.  John Capps' source was Jerry Criss/Mr. Positive in
A class of seventh graders in the Chicago area were studying the seven wonders of the world and at the end of class were asked to list them.  Some disagreement, but these received the most votes:
  • Egypt's Great Pyramids
  • The Taj Mahal in India
  • The Grand Canyon
  • The Panama Canal
  • The Empire State Building
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • The Great Wall in China
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a quiet girl, had not turned in her paper.  So, the teacher asked, "Are you having trouble with the list?"
The quiet girl replied, "Yes, a little.  I could not make up my mind because there were so many."  The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help."
The student with her head lowered, paused, then read, "I think the Seven Wonders of the World are:"  To Touch, To Taste, To See, To Hear," she hesitated and added... "To Feel, To Laugh, and To Love."
The classroom was so quiet, you could hear the drop of a pin.
Enjoy your gifts.  Greatness is within us.  Sometimes the simple things we take for granted are the most wonderful and we do not have to travel the world to experience or share them.