Fay Vietmeier

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What do your words say about you?

Be the one who builds-up —

... choose edifying words ..g Ri
| yand aim forthe heart mm

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“WORDS” © 

Words can be TRUTH or words can be lies

Words can be foolish or words can be wise

Words can be crooked & words can be straight

Should you be honest or do you hesitate?


Words can wound or words can heal

Words of strife .. our peace can steal

Words can DIVIDE .. or words can ignite

A nation .. a family .. to fight or UNITE

Words can make or break a deal 

.. break us apart or help us heal


Words of LOVE can hate erase 

Like soothing balm .. strife replace

Words can take you captive & words can set you free

Well-reasoned words can make a plea .. help us even better see

Harsh words turn a heart to stone

“Kind words” it is said “heal bones”


Let us first our words rehearse

For words can BLESS or words can curse

And human speaking is an art

Words do reveal what is in the HEART.
 

I wonder if people hear themselves as others do?
I wonder if people know the gravity of their words?

It is written:

“If anyone speaks he should do it as one speaking the very words of God” ~ 1 Peter 4:11

“For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it. I know that His command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” Jesus Christ (John12)

“But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Jesus Christ (Matthew 12 & Luke 6)

Have you ever killed a person with your words? Knowingly or unknowingly ... we all have.

It is written: “The tongue has the power of life and death” ~ Proverbs 18:21

The air is filled with NOISE

.. “polished platitudes” at best 

.. hate-full rhetoric filled with racial slurs at worst 

Increasingly there is much abuse & misuse of words.

.. especially by those  by those seeking political power  

.. by those in the media .. who have lost the Standard of Truth
 

If they could only hear what their words say about them. 
 

The more I hear the divisive vitriol from the “Society of Solipsism” (fem-v) the more inspired I am to write & speak .. to challenge the “Society” whose members seem bent on tearing-down rather than building-up. 

Demolition is easy .. as is criticism. 

Once you tear down the ground is filled with the ruins. 

Being an architect that builds/builds-up is hard. As is finding solutions that contribute to a better world. 

Building-up often means taking a high road. The climb is usually fraught with risk, challenge & negativity.

I loved the science fiction quadrilogy by Kay Kenyon: The Entire & the Rose

In this series Kenyon created many beautiful & interesting sentient creatures for the Entire. Creatures not of earth but mirroring earth. One of them, the onyx are horse-like creatures. Riders are blinded & bound for life to their mount.

No bridle or reins. They communicate “heart-to-heart.”

I often ponder how improved earthly relationships might be if we too, learned to communicate “heart-to-heart” & use edifying words.


It is written:

“Every Word of God is flawless” ~ Proverbs 30:5

“Wisdom calls…pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.” ~ Proverbs 1 & 4

“A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver” ~ Proverbs 25:11

“For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” ~ Luke 6:45 ~ Matthew 12:34


A thought about “Words”

God’s is Infinite & His Word is Revelation … God is the Source of knowledge, wisdom & TRUTH

The words of human beings are human opinion. Merely speaking words do not produce desired outcomes because we are finite beings … if I could plant words of transformation in the soil of humanity here are some words I would sow: 

LOVE ~ Truth ~ Wisdom ~ Grace ~ Honor ~ Excellence ~ Justice ~ Righteousness ~ JOY ~ Forgiveness ~ Generosity ~  Humility ~ Goodness ~ Kindness ~ Respect ~ Reason ~ Thoughtfulness ~ PEACE


“The words we speak become the house we live in.” Hafiz Shirazi  

“Let your conversation be always full of  grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” ~ Colossians 4:6

Truth:

"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” ~ Matthew 12 & Luke 6

As I was concluding this song came to mind: Do you hear what I hear?

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy "Do you hear what I hear?"

"Do you know what I know?" said the King to the people everywhere

Listen to what I say "pray for peace people everywhere"
Listen to what I say "I will bring you Goodness and Light"

"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 & my loyal clients. A "student at heart, I love learning: in every human dimension. Enjoy traveling, good books, good movies, good wine gardening & golf. 

I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

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Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

5 months ago #30

#36
Farooq Omar What a gift you possess Farooq .. to write from one's heart & soul .. with the sweetness of a bee. How I wish your "hive" was not half way around the world .. but even here I know you "see & feel" I forgot to say before that a "beautiful mind" is only eclipsed by a beautiful heart ;~) .. that pathway is "Divine Art" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/human-onions-divine-art

Farooq Omar

Farooq Omar

5 months ago #29

#35
, All that you read wasn't written by me, but my heart and soul's sweetness of Honey and the Bee. I reside in the hive if you see and feel.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

5 months ago #28

@#35 Farooq Omar I just saw your visit here .. You make this bee blush .. how meaningful to me and beautiful are your "words" Farooq. I have tucked them away in heart ;~) "As pure as an angel. So transparent and fresh like a water fountain from heaven. The sounds of wisdom .. thoughts and feelings in perfect harmony. .. like a spellbound of a philharmonic orchestra"

Farooq Omar

Farooq Omar

5 months ago #27

You are so beautiful amazing...."beautiful mind'...Your narrations, thoughts, and mindfulness are exemplary. As pure as an angel. So transparent and fresh like a water fountain from heaven. The sounds of wisdom ooze out from your expressions and how you use your thoughts and feelings in perfect harmony. You are like a spellbound of a philharmonic orchestra. I love to listen to your tines endlessly. Thanks Fay for sharing

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

8 months ago #26

Renoy George Sweet thanks Renoy .. for sharing "What do your words say about you?" .. your words encourage the bee .. called me ;~) And thanks to dear "Franci" .. for mentioning here - otherwise I would not know Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Thanks for giving this post a rerun Renoy George.

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

1 year ago #24

Here are a few of "My Words", Fay, from three years ago: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/my-words

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

#28
Savvy Raj Your thoughtful & sweet sharing is meaningful ... to the heart of this bee ... Savvy "Lovely" is tucked away in my heart ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #22

#26
Randall Burns I so appreciate your reading Randall ;~) Those "monkeys" need to wake up !! "Hear evil & See evil" ... this is essential to understanding ;~) "Speak no evil" ... I agree ;~) Edify with your words ... build-up rather that tear down Don't judge ... examine ... use discernment

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

1 year ago #21

Agree with your sentiments here Fay Vietmeier I'm reminded of the old saying, (including the monkeys!), "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil"

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #20

#24
Roberto De la Cruz Utria May it be according to your word ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

#22
Roberto De la Cruz Utria Your praise is very meaningful Roberto ... if bees might blush ... I am ;~) "Words are so powerful ... can soften or harden our hearts" If only people were more mindful of their words ... this is one of the keys of relationship & communication Thank you so much ;~) for encouraging my heart with your words ;~)

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
Intention +Action- for worthy posts It isn't enough my dear Fay Vietmeier to say that a post is good and worthy of spreading without acting by liking, commenting and sharing. All what I did id throw a seed and hoping it germinates in spreading your worthy post.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #17

Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee The heart of this bee is ever grateful to thee ;~) Ali Thank you my dear Professor for honoring my "Words" by sharing them I hope they find their way in the Directors hive ~ a blessed bee call "me"

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #16

#17
Debasish Majumder Debasish~ thank you for reading + sharing As one poet to another ... I appreciate your word-weaving ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #15

#16
@AliAnani As always Ali your brighten the heart of this "bee" with your sharing, caring heart Poets are often not recognized or rewarded The world we live in values other things Focused is on externals & "success" is defined by your bank account - material possessions Musicians often use the work of poets (if not their own words) and are more likely to be recognized/rewarded I love & place high value on Wisdom I treasure those who possess the ability to convey beauty or wisdom in poetry

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #14

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

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Fay Vietmeier. We should arrange a competition to see who wins!!! You are a gifted poet dear Fay. No question. Your words are simpleand flowing. I believe a great poet uses simple words with as minimum syllables as possible to keep the flow. Poets who use complicated words pit me off. Fay, I am sure you have more talents to be discovered.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #12

#9
Renoy George Renoy~your are most welcome. Thank you for reading my "Words" and commenting. I appreciate your sharing from Psalm 91 ... the assurances are beautiful. There are many promises in God's Word that speak uniquely to each searching heart. A confirmation that His Words are "living" Words ... Many of those Words are written on my heart and overflow form my mouth. In my own prayers: for decades ... ongoing I "thank God for the place of safety beneath His everlasting arms ... I sing in the shadow of His wings" ... "grateful that His reach is never short" ... and "His Word is never void" Many years ago … when beginning to write, I took inspiration from Psalm 36 for it is “in His Light” that I write ;~) “For with you (Lord) is the fountain of life; In Your light … we see light.” Psalm 36:9 Wishing God's rich wisdom and blessings upon your life & work ~ Fay

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#11
I testify that you are Bill Stankiewicz, \ud83d\udc1d Brand Ambassador

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

Bottom line, I am kind in all my words and I do love helping people here, all for free with no thought of material gain, its called "The Stankiewicz Effect" see as an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBu5urd-8fM

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

The Arab poet said long times ago that"the wounds of words are more hurting than the wounds of sharp swords". Yes, and you are are right Fay Vietmeier. Not only you support the old wisdom, but also you add more depth and meaning to it. You spoke to my heart.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #8

Someone who says  Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me Has never read exchanges on the social media let been on receiving end  There the pen/typing finger is mightier than sword

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #7

#3
@John Rylance ...Thanks for the memory: I love that song by Roberta Flack "Killing me softly with his song" ... Singing my life with his words Some songs nail the experiences that break us and fill us with pain ... they resonate in the heart

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #6

Sometimes I'm not sure whether I'm lost for or lost without words. Do I or do I not know the words I want to use? What can I say?

Ken Boddie

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #5

Let's choose the words we borrow carefully, then sow them in fertile imagery. Only then can we cultivate a sentence and harvest a story. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/my-words

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

Words are most important when spoken wisely.

John Rylance

John Rylance

2 years ago #3

Words found in the lyrics of "killing me softly with his song" by the Fugees Spring to mind. Music speaks volumes.

Fay Vietmeier

Fay Vietmeier

2 years ago #2

@LyonBrave ~ Thank you for reading my "words" … and thoughtfully commenting You are revealed by your words ;~) … as am I You do not want to be a “donkey” I do not want to be a “mushroom" … mushrooms prefer the dark. I love the Light "for with you (Lord) is the Fountain of Life "in Your Light we have light" ~ Psalm 36 Truth is truth … even if people do not recognize or receive The Force is with me ... as is The Source of the Force ;~) ...May the Light be with you...

Lyon Brave

Lyon Brave

2 years ago #1

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.” Gone With the Wind, 1939. “I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.” The Godfather, 1972. ... “You don't understand! ... “Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore.” ... “Here's looking at you, kid.” ... “Go ahead, make my day.” ... “All right, Mr. ... “May the Force be with you.”

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