ONE LAST THING
The Seven Wonders
The first grade class assignment was to name the seven wonders of the world. Each student had to compile a list, and then share their list, aloud, with the class.
There was ardent interaction as the students called out entries from their lists: the Pyramids, the Empire State Building, the Amazon River, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal and the list goes on.
The teacher served as the cheer leader, “Class, these are great answers. Well done!”
One girl sits silent. She is asked about her list. She says, “I don’t think I understand the assignment.”
“I don’t have any of the right answers,” she tells the teacher.
“Well, why don’t you tell us what you wrote on your paper, and we’ll help you.” the teacher encourages her.
“Okay,” says the little girl, “I think the seven wonders of the world are. . .
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!! A gentle reminder that the most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man.
Somewhere along the way, we have buried this little girl’s wisdom.
There are only two ways to live your life.
- One is as though nothing is a miracle.
- The other is to live it as if everything is.
Answers to Pinewood Logic Puzzle
Race First Last Color
First Bob Jones Red
Second Sam King Blue
Third John Smith Yellow
Fourth Tom Slade Green