Thriving Thursdays: We Rise – Guest Post by Teagan Riordain Geneviene…

Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene, hosted by Chris The Story Reading Ape, has gifted us with a very simple, yet powerful formula for lifting ourselves out of the doldrums. Please, read on…

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Hello everyone, I’m Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene, taking a moment to lift you up, to help you thrive.  What better place for me to do that than from the marvelous tree-house of the Story Reading Ape?

Thriving Thursdays


Sometimes I feel de-motivated, denied, discounted, discombobulated, or any other de or dis that nobody enjoys.  However, there is one thing that always helps me change that feeling so that I can thrive — and that is motivating someone else.  If I work at lifting someone else’s spirits, or promoting them in some way, I find that I’ve also motivated myself.

We rise by lifting others…  Robert Ingersoll

Wishing you a Thriving Thursday.

Mega hugs,


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Author: John Fioravanti

I'm a retired History teacher (35 years), husband, father of three, grandfather of three. My wife, Anne, and I became business partners in December, 2013, and launched our own publishing company, Fiora Books (, to publish my books. We have been married since 1973 and hope our joint business venture will be as successful as our marriage.

19 thoughts on “Thriving Thursdays: We Rise – Guest Post by Teagan Riordain Geneviene…”

  1. It is true that we feel more positive when we uplift someone else. I have been trying (and succeeding to some extent) to lift my younger son’s spirits. He broke his wrist in a tackle playing rugby three weeks ago and was feeling very depressed because he cannot play rugby again until July. I have told him that this will give him time to practice his refereeing skills (he wants to be a professional rugby referee when he leaves school). So instead of playing he is going to be a ref when his school plays rugby. Nice post.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by with your thoughts, Kim. I think that is an excellent alternative activity for your son as his wrist heals. I’d call that ‘creative empathy’, Mom! He’s a lucky boy and you may tell him I said so!

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        1. Christy and John, you both have me laughing — and on a workday, that’s no small feat! Surely if I were wise, I’d be in a better situation… You know — fame fortune, chauffeur, pool boy (maybe even a pool), endless supplies of chocolate… that kind of thing. 😉 But it makes me very happy if I’ve given you a bit of joy. More hugs!

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              1. OK now I’m the one laughing at you two, John and Teagan! Haha we’re stepping away from our workdays for a chuckle or two (or three – I’m greedy!). I’m thriving with both of you in my circle of friends 🙂

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