Fay Vietmeier

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Be aware of WONDER

"Be aware of WONDER"


“The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody 
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.”

AWAKEN to the WONDER around you. 

Wonder awakens your SPIRIT

Wonder awakens your HEART

Wonder awakens THINKING

Wonder awakens Creativity

Wonder awakens IDEAS

“Intentional attention” is an “awareness tip” pointed out by Laila Al-Alwan PhD 

The practice of “intentional attention” can be a growth catalyst and raise your level of consciousness and the state of your being. ~ fem-v

Sharing a pearl of insight by Laila: “extrapolating Intentional Awareness to DEEPER Seeing" .. that is the highest and most noble form of "Intentional Awareness" 🙏

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom" - Socrates

All “wonders” .. are from God. - fem-v

“WONDER" can be found in the simplest of things

300 violins symphony will cause the heart to sing

In LIFE .. the birth of a child. Who can forget?

The breath-taking crimson of a sunrise & sunset

Brilliant flashes of lighting and rumbles of thunder

LOOK & SEE .. everywhere there is glory & WONDER

The majesty of mountains .. crowned in glistening snow

The unfolding of flowers in a garden .. one beautiful rose

BILLIONS of sparkling stars who, each by name, God knows

The green of the grass .. the blue of sky

The GLORY of colors .. that delight our eye

The WONDERS of GOD .. who can know why?

From “WONDER”  by Fay Vietmeier

“Simplicity is like brevity. We are forced to reduce to INCREASE insight & find value.” fem-v

Think of yourself as a seed. A good seed. 

“The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody 
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.” Robert Fulghum

"In every seed lie the components of all life the world has known from all time to now." ~ Sister Joan Chittister ~ from: "Seeds of a New Humanity"

Seeds of greatness lie within but they require awakening, awareness, refining and nurture.

This holds true in the physical & the spiritual realm ... in personal & spiritual development.

This post is a great example of awakening ideas:

“Awakening dormant IDEAS” (co-authored with @Ali Anani)


The the quality of seeds ... matters.

“The fact that we have to fight for something so essential to life as the integrity of seeds, speaks to the real drama of this present time: that we have to fight to preserve what is most fundamental and sacred to life." ~ Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee ~ from: "Seeds and the Story of the Soul"


All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

~by Robert Fulghum


ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do 
and how to be … I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not 
at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the 
sand pile at Sunday school. These are the things I learned:

Share everything. 

Play fair. 

Don't hit people. 

Put things back where you found them. 

Clean up your own mess. 

Don't take things that aren't yours. 

Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. 

Wash your hands before you eat. 


Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. 
Live a balanced life:

Learn some and THINK some
and draw and paint and sing

dance and play
and work every day some. 

Every now & then take an afternoon nap. 

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, 
hold hands, and stick together. 

Be grateful

*“Gratitude is not only the greatest virtue it is the parent of all other virtues.”* ~ Cicero

*“A thank-full heart helps you live deeper ... think deeper”* ~ fem-v

Be aware of wonder
Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: 
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody 
really knows how or why, but we are all like that. 


*“Heart-to-heart” is the richest soil for seeds of JOY to germinate.”* ~fem-v

*“Grow with your heart toward God”* ~ fem-v 

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even 
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup … they all die
One day, so will we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books 
and the first word you learned …the biggest
word of all … LOOK


*“But ALSO try to PERCEIVE for this is deeper seeing.”* ~fem-v

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. 
The “Golden Rule” and love and basic sanitation
Ecology and politics and equality and sane living

Take any of those items and extrapolate it into 
sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your 
family life or your work or your government or
your world and it still holds true and clear and firm. 

Think what a better world it would be if 
everyone in the whole world had cookies and milk about 
three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down for a nap.

If all governments 
had a basic policy to always put thing back where 
they found them and to clean up their messes

And it is still true, no matter how old you are
… when you go out into the world, it is BEST 
to hold hands and stick TOGETHER.


This post is dedicated to GOD. The Source of WONDER.

Multiplied thanks to Robert Fulghum ~ All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

*"my added quotes"* to Fulgham's poem

Giving honor to Laila AL-Alwan for her inspiration here:

“𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐓𝐢𝐩 ... 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐀𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧”



August 23rd 2020

“In His Light” … I write ;~)

All rights reserved:  Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier 

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … please know, your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” … but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty … I treasure family, true friendships and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.







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1 year ago #24

Lyon Brave ... thinking of you "Brave Lyon" ... with "wonder"

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador ... multiplied thanks Franci for your SWEET share ;~) Am not receiving notifications from beBee ... or I'm missing them

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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #22

Roberto De la Cruz Utria Roberto what RICH insight: “more than observation to appreciate them, I would say, we have to process them.” You are SO right ... "it is a privilege" (which reveals your beautiful heart-attitude) The word that comes to my mind is “savor” It is too easy to become accustomed to wondrous things. The world has a way of making us less sensitive ... less appreciative of beauty & wonder “The tragedy with growing up is not that we lose childishness in its simplicity, but we lose child-likeness in its sublimity.” ~ Ravi Zacharias I have in mind to write another post about precisely this.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #21

@Rosario Lopez Wrong place ... not a good business practice

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #20

John Rylance “Wonder” I am a noun ... that can spark surprise, astonishment & admiration Seeing something beautiful, unexpected ... maybe while on vacation And I’m a verb that can be transitive or intransitive These always confuse me. Not how I want to live ;~) Or I’m an adjective ... like: Wondrous & Wonderful My favorite. For it is like swimming in a sparkling blue pool On a sweltering summer eve ... a hot fudge dip in the cool “Wonderous & wonderful” John~ I’ll lend you my “round tuit” So buzzes can’t get through it ;~) I know there is a sleeping POET When he wakes up, he’ll know it “Just wandering wondering.” ... Will make a great poem ... I love the “added endings” "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” Dr Seuss I offer collaborating as I did with our dear Professor Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/awakening-dormant-ideas (I remember he commented once about our collaborating on a poem)

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #19

re buzzes its on my bucket list, but the bucket has a holein it and that bit keeps slipping through. I will put a pebble in the bucket what they call a roundtuit. I hope then i might get around to it.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #18

Just wandering wondering. That was me on my daily walk yesterday. Perhaps not as lonely as a cloud But deep in thought about wonders. It occurred to me how many words could follow I wonder. Like why how where when does did etc. Then I added endings. Here are some. I wonder wonder who wrote thebook of love ( pop song) I wonder if a soldier ever darns the bullet hole in his tunic ( a quote by anon) I wonder as i wander out under the sky. (Hymn tune)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #17

Harvey Lloyd ... sweet thanks for visiting here & sharing a comment and encouragement. "Display them well" I'll count that as praise ;~) Also you mention a book I was not familiar with (which I see is fairly recent) All I really need to know ... was 1986 I'm sure there is some shared wisdom I appreciate much that I've heard Jordan Peterson speak about. I looked up The 12 Rules of Life and shall add to my list of reading ... which I'll need part of eternity to tackle Yes, it is crazy ... humans add complication to SIMPLICITY ... at times to distort Truth ... at times to veil understanding "Fix your eyes"... Wisdom & discernment grow in value ... more important than ever.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

1 year ago #16

Do i detect some "12 rules for life" in there? It really is crazy how complex the simplest of understandings have become. You display them well here.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #14

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ... my dearest Professor, WONDERMENT is a wonder-full concept A well-spring of gratitude & a fountain of creativity (I shall add this line to my poem) in your honor. You added sweetness ... by coming here to read & leave your Ambassador encouragement.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #13

Jerry Fletcher ... warm welcome Jerry for your visit here ...

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #12

John Rylance ... well that may be a "wonder" John ... warmest thanks for your reading. I always look forward to what you will have to say. I have checked on more than 1 occasion to see what buzz you have but out ... You should begin. You mach much wisdom to share ... and inspiration. Your writing will flow out in equal measure to your "THOUGHT-FULL" engagement with bee-FRIENDS

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #11

Ken Boddie From my heart Ken ... please convey my sweet squawks to "Poops" for sharing her wise insights. She would make a great critic ... if she ever needs to work for her seeds ;~) Let her know ... sometimes I sit in my own cage and wait for "seeds" ... to come but these "seeds" are more in the form of words & thoughts & IDEAS *“Heart-to-heart” is the richest soil for seeds of JOY to germinate.”* ~fem-v

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #10

Pascal Derrien ... multiplied thanks Pascal for saying "wonderful article" ... shall tuck that in my jar of sweet gratitude's ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #9

Debasish Majumder ... sweet thanks Debasish for enjoying & sharing ...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Dear Fay Vietmeier Wonderment is not to read your post with greater wonderment my friend. Beauty wrapped in beauty. Wonderment packaged in wonderment. Poetic wonderment flowing with the wonderment of its musical words.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #7

Thanks Fay.

John Rylance

John Rylance

1 year ago #6

Truly this leads to an awaking of dormant ideas. I find myself starting to think I wonder? In true beBee fashion thoughts buzz around,waiting to be used, its a hive of activity. When the buzzing stops I'll put finger to keyboard.

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

1 year ago #5

I promised Poops that I’d let you know she thinks that cookies and cream and afternoon naps are a really good idea. Also she wants you to know that she eats her seed out of a little silver bowl and not a styrofoam cup. She also agrees with that Sufi man you quoted whose name suggests he comes from ‘Whales’ because she's ‘into-gritty seeds’ as being “essential to life”. Also she says that she won’t fight but would rather sit in her cage and wait for her seed.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #4

this is a wonder-full article :-)

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #3

lovely buzz Fay Vietmeier! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #2

Pascal Derrien Ken Boddie Cyndi wilkins Randall Burns Debasish Majumder Sergio Weinfuter Renee Iseli - Smits Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier ... To those who seek "Wonder" ...

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #1

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee John Rylance Roberto De la Cruz Utria ... To those who seek "WONDER"

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