Seven Wonders

 

P1060357If you were asked to list the Seven Wonders of the World, how do you think you would go?

Names such as Egypt’s Great Pyramids and The Hanging Gardens of Babylon immediately spring to mind. Then there are the architectural and natural wonders of the modern world such as The Great Wall of China and The Grand Canyon…

But let’s pause for a moment and consider why these came to be called ‘wonders’. According to the dictionary a ‘wonder’ is something miraculous or remarkable. There is no doubt the items on the list are either remarkable construction achievements or they have been naturally formed over years of weathering and erosion.

In compiling our own personal list of the seven wonders in our life we should take into consideration that the most precious things we have available to us are those which cannot be built with our hands or bought with our money.

When you think about it, the simple things, such as our ability to see; hear; touch; taste; feel; laugh and to love could easily be classified as our own personal Seven Wonders.

It seems the simple and ordinary things in life are often those precious miracles we have around us which we take so much for granted.

Peter Mack.

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