7 Wonders of the World by a Child

Photo of Ria Geraban Rombaoa

Some students were asked to list what they thought were the present “Seven Wonders of the World.” Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes:

1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids

2. Taj Mahal

3. Grand Canyon

4. Panama Canal

5. Empire State Building

6. St. Peter’s Basilica

7. China’s Great Wall

While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student had not finished 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. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary and that we take for granted are truly wondrous!

Editor’s Note: What you just read is a post from I Travel With my Heart. The first time I read it I just had the feeling to share it. Thus, I just did! I hoped you enjoyed it as much as I did.


85 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jay The Baker
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 16:09:29

    How True. Keep up the great work, Jay


  2. Stephen Ormsby
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 16:45:32

    I just had to press this one. Just wonderful.


  3. alchurchill
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 18:50:54

    That is awesome – shared it on FB – cheers.


  4. csroth3
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 19:40:51



  5. gracefully50
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 23:18:41



  6. abichica
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 02:00:04

    Beautiful and very greatly written post.. 😀


  7. haroldmillet
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 21:51:51

    for me this is one of the most striking posts i’ve ever read…

    truly, sometimes we tend to overlook “great and big things” in life yet these are all from simple but meaningful origins… =)


  8. eof737
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 12:39:13

    Beautiful and I agree with their choices. 😉


  9. kathryningrid
    Dec 29, 2011 @ 21:22:37



  10. dadirri7
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 00:33:30

    this is beautiful, how much more amazing is it to have our senses than anything that could be built by man!


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  12. pinoytransplant
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 08:09:19

    Simple. Yet profound. Beautiful post.


  13. hattorihanzo15
    Jan 05, 2012 @ 02:50:26

    Very satisfying to read, I shared this on my FB.


  14. LediaR
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 21:31:17

    So beautiful it made me cry!


  15. askiba2010
    Jan 06, 2012 @ 21:39:12

    Wow, awesome.


  16. ylbnoel
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 00:42:24

    tutoo po lahat yon 🙂 thanks for sharing Alpha !


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  18. Lisat
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 00:51:20

    Wow, let’s not take it all for granted!


  19. the retrospective entrepreneur
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 12:32:23

    Simply humbling. Thank you


  20. middleagedplague
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 13:55:16

    That was beautiful. As you say, the simple things, that we take for granted and frequently forget, are the most profound.

    Thank you for recently visiting my Focus on the Artist site and Liking the most recent post.


  21. Dancing Ve
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:41:52

    Very cool. I really enjoyed this post. Out of the mouths of babes…


  22. 2rainydaypeople
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 20:02:51

    I walk my dog everyday. I experience nature everyday. I continue my education everyday. I search for the truth everyday. I believe the young lady has it right … we live the seven wonders everyday!

    Live life … its good 4ya!!!!


  23. Fawn
    Jan 12, 2012 @ 14:20:45

    It is through a child’s eyes that the world becomes new and full of wonder once again. Thank you for sharing.


  24. momentswithmillie
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 09:02:35

    Beautiful. Children have a constant simple truth that somehow gets lost as we get older. Wow!


  25. souldipper
    Jan 13, 2012 @ 22:21:50

    The wisdom of babes! If only we could keep that clarity! 😀


  26. lifebydmagdalene
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 00:12:24

    Thank you for that great piece….it’s good to be reminded, everyday!


  27. Jane Bytheway (@janebytheway)
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 11:48:19

    Wow. Agreat reminder that children really see through to the heart of things


  28. the-gypsy-life.com
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 21:16:37

    I am so enjoying your blog. Maya Christobel http://www.the-gypsy-life.com


  29. the777man
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 00:43:42

    You have stopped by twice and liked the last two posts that I have written. I am trying to keep up with this new blog that I started, but sometimes I am a little slow. I new the moment when I arrived here tonight, that I was going to like this place and have to come back here often! This is my kind of place.

    Well I am not sure this comment makes any sense, because I am past my bedtime tonight, but What a wonderful post and kids are so often wiser than we are as adults. Glad you like my blog and I look forward to keeping up with yours.
    Peace and Harmony
    Sallyjane (Sj)


    • AMSDaily
      Jan 15, 2012 @ 11:59:11

      Sallyjane, good luck with your blog! Thank you for your comment. Come back anytime and if ever you need some inspiration to post on your blog, feel free to link some of the posts we have written here and spread inspiration. Thank you very much!


  30. thechristianbookcompany
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 01:45:10

    Ha! Ha! I love this. Funny but WISE. VERY WISE.

    Much love & God bless.
    From Alfred Benjamin King.


  31. dpress211
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 09:16:45

    I’m glad someone caught this one! It does make for a better understanding of the bridge between adults and children!


  32. Davidicus Wong
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 17:19:47

    Wonder-ful! Thanks for sharing this.


  33. blackwatertown
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 18:40:25

    Cute and clever – but what happened to her sense of smell – newly baked bread, apples, the sea….


  34. tksoni
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 23:16:13

    Good one & True.


  35. katharinetrauger
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 02:03:28

    Thanks for this one, and thanks for stopping by Home’s Cool! I think I will link back to this post and copy it for 1/16. 😉


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    Jan 20, 2012 @ 23:46:09

    I tried Liking you, but it wouldn’t let me, so, consider yourself Liked

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  39. loupollard
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 01:18:49

    beautiful, thanks for posting this


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  41. hibernationnow
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 11:06:17

    Glad I stopped by. Wonderful!


  42. cspeno
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 20:04:00

    Love the simplistic and honest views of a child. We can all learn from this little one. Thanks for posting this.


  43. William Leed
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 12:17:20

    I am pretty sure I visited this before, but it is very enjoyable and thought provoking.
    Makes us ponder what are the real blessings, miracles, and wonders in the world.


  44. arChersArrow
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 16:47:58

    To read this just put a hectic day/week in to perspective. In essence, this girl said that you and I are wonders. We just needed to be reminded.

    Thanks, ArchersArrow


  45. allijb
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 19:53:46

    How beautiful! What a lovely topic to share.


  46. Barb F
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 17:51:52

    Thank you for your kind messages. Your posts, especially this one I revisit just for the smile it brings to my heart.


    • AMSDaily
      Jan 28, 2012 @ 16:54:52

      Barb F – I am glad you revisit this post! This has inspired many – and though it is not my original work (as I have seen this from another blogger) I just needed to share it to our readers here. It is very thought provoking!


  47. depressionavoyage
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 17:12:47

    Thank you for all your great posts I love your blog.


  48. Wendy Zake
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 12:04:46


  49. whyyyjen
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 09:25:26

    Children appreciate the simpler things in life.


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