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The 7 Wonders Of The World August 15, 2015

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness, Nature.

If asked to list the 7 wonders of the world, most people would include at least a few of the following:


1. Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. Great Wall of China
7. St. Peter’s Basilica


On further reflection, perhaps we might revise the list to include:

IMGP1676a1.  Seeing

2.  Hearing

3.  Tasting

4.  Touching

5.  Smelling

6.  Laughing

7.  Loving

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)



1. Val Boyko - August 15, 2015

Beautiful Nancy! I love the painting of the succulent 🌸

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

That painting is hanging in my living room . . . it reminds me to let life unfold. _/!\_

Val Boyko - August 15, 2015

Yes … I can see that. ✘

2. Jill Weatherholt - August 15, 2015

Yes, that’s definitely better, Nancy. Laughter…there’s nothing better. Have a great day!

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

A day without laughter is a day wasted.

3. Pix Under the Oaks - August 15, 2015

I like the revised list!
Good Morning, Nancy! Enjoy your AMI weekend!

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Thanks, Pix! Hope you and CH have a wonder-filled day.

4. Don - August 15, 2015

Life just wouldn’t be life without the senses. For me, Nancy, they are as you say the ultimate wonders of the world. Thanks for the reminder. I read a beautiful book (I read it at least once a year) called “Anam Cara” by John O Donohue. In the book he devotes a lot of space to the senses. Beautiful insights. Whenever I read these chapters I feel the way you do about our senses.

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Sounds like a worthwhile read and re-read. To our senses . . . including our sense of HUMOR! :mrgreen:

Don - August 15, 2015

To humour, humor. 🙂

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Haha! I’m glad we don’t spell laughter without the “u” ~ it would look funny spelled “laphter.” 😎

Don - August 15, 2015


5. William D'Andrea - August 15, 2015

You can’t enjoy the 7 wonders, without the 5 senses, along with the laughing and loving.

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

So true! Thanks, William.

6. Kate Crimmins - August 15, 2015

They are wonders indeed. Each to be treasured in it’s own way.

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Yes. Without sight, the Big Bad Wolf could not have said, “All the better to SEE you with, my dear!” 🙄

7. Carol Ferenc - August 15, 2015

Oh, the things we sometimes take for granted. Thanks for the reminder, Nancy.

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

I just had lunch . . . it reminded me how TASTE enhances each day! Mangia!

8. anotherday2paradise - August 15, 2015

So true, Nancy. We are wonderfully made. 🙂

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

When we see the teeny tiny lizards flitting about, it amazes me that they can See, Move, Breathe, Taste, etc.

How does all that “machinery” fit into something that is only a fraction of an inch in length?

How can butterflies fly?

It boggles the mind!

anotherday2paradise - August 15, 2015

Absolutely. I also don’t understand how my teensy weensy iPod can hold so many songs. 😀

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Yes! A man-made mind boggler!

9. viviankirkfield - August 15, 2015

Nancy, you are the master of short and sweet – I love how you are able to say so much of value in so few words. 😉 The first list, as amazing as it is, is mundane compared to the second.

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Thanks, Vivian. Hope you enjoy the taste of some fresh-from-the-oven gingersnaps as autumn approaches!

10. Barb - August 15, 2015

Ahhhh…that’s definitely better….and more precious. The simple things cannot be taken away from us and are there for all of us to enjoy.

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

I’m glad I have the senses I was born with ~> right now, I’m moving and grooving to a jazzy beat while savoring a sprinkling of potato chips. What a great appetizer! :mrgreen:

11. Behind the Story - August 15, 2015

Your revised list is full of wonders indeed!

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Isn’t it? Life without even one of these wonders would be far narrower in scope.

12. Debra - August 15, 2015

Yes! What a wonderful observation, Nancy! And we should never forget that this is true!

nrhatch - August 15, 2015

Here’s to remaining Awake and Aware, embracing sensory perception in the NOW.

13. diannegray - August 16, 2015

So true, Nancy – where would we be without all these amazing and wonderful senses and our love and laughter. Beautiful 😀

nrhatch - August 17, 2015

And behind them, the most amazing wonder of all:


14. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - August 17, 2015

Ahhh.. good points!!

nrhatch - August 17, 2015

Thanks, Kate. Just got back from a walk on the beach where I WATCHED the waves, INHALED the salt air, FELT the sand under my feet and the sun on my face, LISTENED to the waves rolling in and out, and LOVED the whole experience because I was . . . AWAKE and AWARE. 😎

15. Tammy - August 17, 2015

Indeed! Although I have to admit, I would not have been able to list the first seven.

nrhatch - August 17, 2015

I used a “cheat sheet.” :mrgreen:

16. Tiny - August 17, 2015

I like your revised list better. Much better!

nrhatch - August 17, 2015

Sometimes all we need do to enjoy a wonder-filled day is to remain AWAKE and AWARE.

17. Eileen - August 18, 2015

Yes! Definitely prefer yours.

nrhatch - August 19, 2015

Hope your day is filled with Seven Wonders!

18. Rajagopal - August 27, 2015

Nice to catch up with you, and your wonder list, after a long while, Nancy. Man made wonders pale in significance against the most wondrous creation of all. Not for anything did the bard effuse, “what a piece of work is a man! / How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! / In form and moving how express and admirable! / In action how like an angel! / In apprehension how like a god! / The beauty of the world! / The paragon of animals!…”…best wishes.. Raj.

nrhatch - August 27, 2015

Thanks, Raj. Here’s to being Awake and Aware of the what is.

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