No man is rich enough to buy back his past. – Oscar Wilde
“If only.” Two words, one small phrase, but a more destructive utterance can rarely be found. Regret is such a waste of energy, and seldom leaves anything but pain in its wake. There was a time I readily dwelt in this house; exploring ad nauseam every room in detail.
The problem with regret is its tendency to paralyze; tethering us to a past we can’t change. We rehearse, over and over, in our minds the what might-have-been, with only a growing mountain of sorrow to greet us.
This subject is a bit fresh at the moment, for friends that I care deeply about are caught in it’s grip. I can offer sage advice as one who’s gone through it, but when one’s heart is heavy, the ears are immune.
The past lies behind us and can’t ever be changed; for good, bad or indifferent, it is what it is. If you’ve made mistakes, forgive them. If you pine for a lost fork in the road, search for the good on the trail you are fixed upon. For in truth, you have no understanding of where this alternate path may have led you. The important thing is to live in today. Forgive, accept, learn and move forward.
Sweet and Sour Margarita is the last in recipe in my Southwestern Series and it couldn’t end on a better note. This frosty concoction packs a wallop, so sip it slowly and enjoy the ride.
- 6 oz tequila
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 6 oz triple sec
- 3 oz midori
- crushed ice
- Place all ingredients, except salt, in blender and process until smooth.
- Wet rim of chilled glass, and dip glass rim in salt.
- Pour Margarita into glass.