isn’t celebration contagious!?

After 63 gruesome, bumpy gravel road kilometers, was that a mirage or indeed the beginning of a smooth, freshly paved road!?

I had to celebrate.

This fine gentleman was walking in the middle of nowhere with a 2.5-liter bottle of beer in one hand and an ax on the other. Great combination! He duly reacted to my excitement, dropping the ax and running towards me. Overflowing in excitement himself, he opened the beer and insisted i fill up one of my water bottles with it.

I returned the gesture by offering him some of what was left of the rakija i got from my friends in Serbia before my departure a few days before. He put the little bottle straight into his back pocket :p Thinking the rakija could not be in better hands now, i just asked him to take a sip of it so i could snap a picture. He then gave me a sincere, joyful hug, approximately 637 kisses on each cheek, and we parted ways  —  i was now slightly tipsy, but very energized!!

Today, i want to invite you to celebrate. There must be something you’re grateful for today, no matter how small you think it might be  —  make it a big deal and share it with someone! Feel welcome to share it with me by sending me a message 😉


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