Indigo Insights

Wednesday, November 20, 2002


Fox finally picked up the story!


Red Buttons said, "Sure I've gotten old. I've had 2 bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. I have bouts with dementia, poor circulation, hardly feel my hands and feet anymore, can't remember if I'm 85 or 92 but thank God, I still have my Florida driver's license."

Seven Wonders of the World

A group of geography students studied the Seven Wonders of the World. At the end of that section, the students were asked to list what they thought were considered to be the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there was some disagreement, the following got 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, a quiet girl, hadn't turned in her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.
The quiet 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 touch
2. to taste
3. to see
4. to hear- She hesitated a little more, and then;
5. to feel
6. to laugh
7. and to love"

The room was so full of silence it was deafening!

It is far too easy for us to look at the exploits of man and refer to them as "wonders", while we overlook all God has done for us, regarding them as merely "ordinary."
May you be reminded today of those things which are truly wondrous!