A Birthday Gift

Dear Ryan,

First of all, let me wish you two things:
   

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I hope you’re having an amazing day!

Second of all, on this precious day I would like to thank you again for all your support, not only with my thesis, but also for what you taught me about life with your advice and helpful guidelines concerning this thing called “Life”. I can still clearly remember our conversation about two years ago in your ELTE office (ELTE…sounds nostalgic, doesn’t it?) when you encouraged me not to be afraid of the big step of moving abroad for a while by listing me your top two favorite cities where you would definitely want to live, one being Munich. Well, let me just say, I did take your advice, so much so that in December me and my fiance celebrated our 10-month-anniversary of living in Munich! We moved here last March, and are planning to stay for at least 3 or 4 years, then we’ll see. It was a decision made in 2014 that we certainly did not regret as we love the city, the sights, the nature around us and the “Bayern-lifestyle”.
 

Thank you for being the wise and cool teacher you have always been, and I guess I’m not exaggerating, if I say, not just for me, but for oh so many of us!

Have a great time, may you be in the Eastern or the Western Hemisphere of the globe and enjoy your day!

Lots of love,
Livi M. (aka the “Megachurch-thesis author”)