L'optimisme, ce n'est pas le refus de voir ce qui ne va pas, c'est le désir de ne pas s'y attarder. // Donne moi le courage de changer les choses que je peux changer, la sérénité d'accepter celles que je ne peux pas changer, et la sagesse de distinguer entre les deux. (Marc Aurèle) // Don't raise your voice; improve your argument. (Desmond Tutu) // Be the change you want to see in the world. (Gandhi)


(CodeGen) Learning of the week - The 7 wonders!
A class of junior school students had a study of the Seven Wonders of the World. As an activity the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following were listed as the most voted by the students according to their knowledge and beliefs;
1. Egypt’s Great Pyramids
2. The Taj Mahal in India
3. The Grand Canyon in Arizona
4. The Panama Canal
5. The Empire State Building
6. St. Peter’s Basilica
7. China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one student, a shy quiet girl, hadn’t turned in her paper yet. So the teacher 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 you out.”
The girl hesitated, and then read, “I think the Seven Wonders of the World are”;
1. to Touch…
2. to Taste…
3. to See…
4. to Hear…
5. to Feel…
6. to Laugh…
7. And to Remember and also to Love.
The room was so quiet; you could have heard a pin drop.
This is a gentle reminder to all of us who tend to overlook simple and ordinary things in life which are often the most wonderful wonders we would possess. The beauty is we don’t have to travel anywhere special to experience them if only we just took time to value them. There is no consciousness without senses and memories, Enjoy the gifts gifted by Mother Nature!

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