The Seven Wonders of the World 談世界七奇蹟
Johnson Wen November 14, 2011
Yesterday, I read an email with a beautiful power point a friend of mine sent to me. I think this email is meaningful for us. I would like to translate it into English and share it with you.
In an elementary school, there was a group of students asked by their teacher to think about this question. ”What are the Seven Wonders of the World in your heart? “ The students had five minutes to answer the question. Most students answered as follows:
1. The Grand Canyon (美國大峽谷)
2. The Taj Mahal (印度的泰姬陵)
3. The Egyptian pyramids(埃及的金字塔)
4. The Great Wall of China(中國的萬里長城)
5. The Panama Canal(巴拿馬運河)
6. Peter’s Basilica in Rome( 羅馬大教堂)
7. The America’s Empire State Building( 美國帝國大廈)
When the time was up, the teacher began to collect the answer sheets, but one of girl students could not finish the answers in time.
The teacher said, “May I help you?” The little girl said “Teacher, in my mind, there are many wonders in the world. Still, I can’t decide, what are the 7 Wonders of The World.”
The teacher said,” Do not worry about it; just write down what you thought over. It is ok! I can help you finish.” The little girl hesitated to answer the question. She said,” I think that the Seven Wonders of the World is as follows:
1. To see. We can see all the beautiful and good things in the world.
2. To hear. We can hear the happy songs and the sound of birds and insects.
3. To touch
We can touch the new, interesting and things we are curious about or strange things.
4. To taste
We can taste delicious foods.
5. To laugh loudly
We can laugh loudly when we are happy or like people or things.
6. To feel
We can feel the deep concerns and regards from our relatives and good friends.
7. To love and to be loved
We can love what we like and be loved by people we like and love. After the little girl finished her report, all students in the class fell suddenly silent. In our life, we often ignore that the simplest and most normal things are our wonders. If we did not have these 7 life wonders (1.To see 2.To hear 3.To touch 4.To taste 5.To laugh loudly 6.To feel 7.To love and to be loved), our life would not be wonderful again. We do not need too much, to hold on to these wonders is simply happiness. May God bless you and you have happiness forever.