First of all, if life hands you peaches, you already know you're one up on the lemons. Which brings me to the second thing you should be grateful for, Peach jalapeño margaritas! Seriously. You can thank me later. If life hasn't dropped a box of peaches on your door step, find some.
Why peaches, you ask? Well, here's the thing. Sometimes it can feel like you were given a big box of lemons, which can be a little overwhelming. What can I possibly do with all this sourness? Do I have enough sugar? But, have you ever thought that maybe, just MAYBE, it wasn't lemons to start with? Chances are that you might have been given something more like peaches. Sometimes even ripe peaches need a little time off the tree until they're perfectly edible. And the possibilities from there are virtually endless.
Sometimes I find my self reacting before I know what's really in the package. Instead of being reactionary and trying to fix the problem right away, it just so happens, that sometimes the best thing to do is take your time to figure it out. Take a step back so you can see more clearly, take a deep breath and trust that you will know exactly what to do and have all the tools to handle whatever it is. Another good thing about peaches is that they freeze well too. So, you can cut them up into smaller pieces, put them in the freezer and deal with them a little at a time. You see, it's also important to realize that you don't have to figure it all out at once or come up with the perfect divine solution right away. Start with trusting yourself, your instincts and your intention and move forward. Yes, you do have to move, that part is up to you...but the margaritas can be helpful if you're stuck.
When life hands you lemons, you have the ability to turn them into peaches. Just make sure to keep some tequila, lime and jalapeños around for the occasion, and please invite me over!
PS. Washington peaches are now in harvest, how convenient!