Dear life 10

by Kim on August 14, 2013 · 6 comments

Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
August 14, 2013
3:14 p.m.

Dear Life,

Thank you for my amazing baby sister who turns 22-years old today and my equally amazing sister-in-law who turns 32.

Kim and Jessi

Thank you for the family I was born to and the one I was given when I met Brian.

Thank you for this glorious afternoon weather, the crisp blue sky, the shining sun and the cool, blowing breeze. Today I feel the first hint of autumn creeping towards us.

Thank you for the gray days and the sunny ones, the sweatpants mornings and the dawns that draw me out of bed while the sky is slowly lightening.

Thank you for helping me learn to listen to my body. My run this morning turned into a walk and that’s okay. It really is okay. All those years I pushed myself to the very edge have softened into acceptance. I am grateful.

Life, thank you for never running out of things for me to be thankful for.




Foreign Geek
July 7, 2013
9:58 a.m.

Blog: Foreign Geek

Dear Life,

Thank you for my parents, their love and endless support.

Thank you for the rain.

Thank you for the curiosity and the love to explore.

Thank you for the nudge to live bravely and to follow my own path and choices.

Thank you for Groupon.

Thank you for the cultural differences all over the world.

Thank you for the colors and desserts.

Thank you for the Internet and thank you for making happiness a choice.

Lastly, thank you for myself.


Foreign Geek


Lizzie Z.
July 15, 2013
Madison, WI, U.S.A.

Dear Life,

Thank you for…

*a day to run

*a place to run

*loving friends to run with

*and that I can run.



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Sarah Somewhere August 14, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Beautiful!! Just beautiful. So much to be grateful for when we are actively willing to see it all… Even Groupon!!!! Happy birthday sisters 🙂
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Kim August 15, 2013 at 6:09 am

I know, I love that she thanked Groupon. Seriously, Groupon is the reason I am in boot camp right now so I should be thanking Groupon too!


Ree Klein August 16, 2013 at 5:24 am

Wow, this is exactly what I needed this morning! Thank you, Kim 🙂
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Kim August 16, 2013 at 10:35 am

Gratitude makes everything better 🙂


Carmel August 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I thought a lot about this series today as I had to say by to my friend who came out for our little lake trip. I was sad to see her go and felt a little cheated on time…but then I looked around to see Shawn, my mom, sister and uncle all here, ready to celebrate my birthday and decided to be grateful instead.
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Kim August 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

Yes. Perfect. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carmel.


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