Along the way we all need a shot of something. Some turn to a shot of whiskey, some to a shot of adrenaline or espresso, while others need a shot of medication. For me, it’s the shot of cannoli that makes it right and gets me going. Pure joy cascading across my palate!
A shot of cannola is a reminder of three things: life is more often sweeter than sour; generations pass on goodness as a comforting and lasting memory; and you never need a reason to celebrate. To stuff cannoli in an oversized shot glass is the expression of getting drunk on dessert, being intoxicated with tradition, and partying with creative juices.
Just the memory of its taste is enough to bring an instant smile to my face. Whatever “shot” you have in your life that can consume you with such joy, if it isn't harmful to your health, or illegal…bring it on! Deliberately make room and plan to treat yourself to happiness.
No matter your state of health life is never guaranteed to be long or perfect so make each moment count. Don’t deny yourself the simple joys that pick you up. Allow them to exist in moderation and appreciate them fully. If you have to deny yourself something—deny yourself anger or bitterness, decline competition, and reject jealousy and spite.
But for God’s sake, bring on the Cannoli…that’s heaven on a plate!