I was trolling through various quotes and things and stumbled across this little story.
What are the Seven Wonders of the World?
By: Author Unknown
*** NOTE*** – although I could not find the original author of this piece, a wonderful commenter left a comment stating that the author was Joy Garrison Wasson, who taught English in Muncie, IN for more than 30 years. THANK YOU Susan, for letting me know!!!
A group of students was asked to list what they thought
were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there
were some disagreements, the following received the most
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. Saint Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noticed 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, then read, “I think the ‘Seven Wonders
of the World’ are:
1. to see
2. to hear
3. to touch
4. to taste
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love.”
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
I share this as a reminder to take stock of everything you have in your life and let it be your muse – your source of inspiration!
Happy writing (or reading…).