Fay Vietmeier

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Do you ever WONDER why
people read something &
even comment favorably

but do not consider it

I know that people like
grand gestures as a sign
but to me, it’s always been showy
Like flowers sent to the office
.. or a car with a bow ..
All of us know that the size
does not make up for the absence

I really like the small things
The things others don’t notice
because they are only for you
.. or for me ..
Invisible, but meaningful
Something simple can be
..something larger ..

Like listening
Not hearing, but listening
to the soft-spoken secrets
that pour from me to you
so we can build this ship
together, so it will float ..

Like the feeling that I get
when you tell me that you like me,
that you really like me,
and I wonder to myself
how did I get so lucky
to have you really like me?

It’s not the big things
that will change our lives
.. but the smallest of things
The tiny particles of hope
.. floating in the air and
encircling us in their aura

I appreciate the small things
because I know that those things
.. are just for me ..
and when you show me and tell me
.. I know that I matter ..
And I want you to know
.. that you matter ..

Take this note that I
folded in half
and then in half again
and then again & again
.. open it in one year ..
Then tell me what it says
It will be such a small thing
but it will mean everything


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Louise Smith

1 month ago #17

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #16

@Louise Smith 


Thank you Louise .. I will confess I did not consider that possibility

I wrote based on my way of thinking 


Which drives home

We don't see things as they are .. but as we are" Anais Nin 😇

Louise Smith

1 month ago #15

Some people comment to be seen & to be heard

not to contribute something meaningful

not to commune

not to enter a conversation

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #14

Mohammed Abdul Jawad

1 month ago #13

Thought-provoking poem. I am inspired by ‘It’s not the big things that will change our lives.. but the smallest of things’. Thanks

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #12


@🐝 Fatima G. Williams 

Thanks Fatima .. I hope all is well with you & your beautiful family 

Well said: “Little actions can be remembered for a lifetime” 

I remember my Mom creating homemade Valentine cards - because she could not afford to buy them. 

Decades later .. your words brought that picture to mind. 

.. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way .. 

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #11


@Jerry Fletcher 


I appreciate your word of encouragement Jerry “a tiny particle of hope”

.. can grow like a mustard seed .. 

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #10


@Pascal Derrien 


Thanks Pascal .. 

Humility and consistency even if perceived small are bigger acts of courage in my book


"Acts of courage" often might be "small"

Other times .. one needs to be like a lion or an eagle

Especially when speaking out against .. pushing back against what seems to be embraced without THOUGHT or a fight 

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #9


@Debasish Majumder 

I appreciate you Debasish .. thank you for being a consistently sweet bee .. your thoughtful shares 

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #8


thank you @Greg Rolfe 

Fay Vietmeier

1 month ago #7

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

1 month ago #6

Little actions can be remembered for a lifetime. 

Jerry Fletcher

2 months ago #5

Fay, You are a tiny particle of hope. 

Pascal Derrien

2 months ago #4

Humility and consistency even if perceived small are bigger acts of courage in my book  

Debasish Majumder

2 months ago #3

indeed a relevant buzz @Fay Vietmeier ! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Greg Rolfe

2 months ago #2


Farooq Omar

2 months ago #1

Dear Fay, what a fascinating topic and discussion path you've laid. So truly expressed and what it explains is correct. I am sure when people read and comment favorably. the favorable part is questionable, as it is usually a showcase to please and not as an acceptance of your thoughts.

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