Thriving Thursdays: What if I Fall – 1 (Guest Post by Teagan Riordain Geneviene)

What if I fall?


I strive to be positive, otherwise I can’t thrive.  However, the ugly head of reality continually rears up in my face.  So I know that many times I’m actually going to fall.  But no matter how many times — or how hard I fall, the only choice is to drag myself back up and start climbing again.

Of course my self-talk takes a negative turn after a fall, and I ask myself
“What if I fall again?”

Then on the breeze I hear the faintest whisper… “But what if you fly?”

“There is freedom waiting for you,

On the breezes of the sky,

And you ask “What if I fall?”

Oh but my darling,

What if you fly?”

― Erin Hanson

Flying man w umbrella

Wishing you a thriving Thursday,

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73 thoughts on “Thriving Thursdays: What if I Fall – 1 (Guest Post by Teagan Riordain Geneviene)

    • Haha! You are a delight Kathryn. I’ve always said that some people are born without one of the senses, like sight or hearing. Well, I was born without a sense of direction! I could get lost inside a paper bag. So if we fly off in the wrong direction, we’ll enjoy the journey together. Huge hugs.

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  1. Teagan always does a great job, don’t you think?!!
    Story Reading Ape, you must have thought about – ‘what if you could fly’ sometime in your life, right?
    I like posts that make you think, wonder and imagine.

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    • You are *so* king GP. Heartfelt thanks for this wondrous comment.
      (When I was very, very small I used to sprinkle sparkly laundry detergent on my head, imagining it was Tinker Bell’s fairy dust. Then Jump down from my dad’s big toolbox (it was about 2 feet high) imagining I flew like Peter Pan.)
      Have a thriving Thursday! Mega hugs.

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  2. I needed this today, dear Teagan, more than you could possibly imagine. Thank you for attaching a bunch of balloons to me, it’s up and away now. We already knew Chris was amazing, but giving us the gift of Teagan on these Thriving Thursdays, wow, thank you. Hope this week is treating everyone well so far. 🙂

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  3. Such a poignant message, Teagan. I’ve been fascinated with the concept of adjusting one’s attitude to a workable mind frame for as long as I can remember! As a man thinketh, so is he, and all that. There are legions of books out there on this very subject, which tells me it’s a universal concern. Seems to me its a life-long endeavor, but one worth striving towards. Thank you for bringing it to the fore here!

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    • Thank you for this mindful comment, Claire. You’re so right… I’m always trying to “raise my vibration” and “change my paradigm”… yet I never seem to get there. I suppose it depends on the obstacles with which one is assailed, and how much higher the vibration needs to go, and how deeply ingrained the wretched paradigm. Some of us (like me) have a bigger task than others.
      Hopefully *trying* has its own benefit, regardless of the level of success. I believe it does.
      Have a thriving hug-filled Thursday.

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    • Always happy to oblige there, John.
      I used to do these posts weekly at LinkedIn, but they started being lost and anything but “linked.” So I have huge gratitude to Chris for letting me visit the tree-house each month. (He offered weekly, but monthly is working well for me.) Have a thriving, hug-filled Thursday.

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    • Thank you dear Olga! The first time I read that poem I had goosebumps. As you know, I need to listen to those words myself, and get out there and *fly*… But I often say that when I write motivational posts, I’m encouraging myself as much as anyone else. Have a thriving, hug-filled Thursday.

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