The world yesterday lost someone who bought so much joy and laughter to it. He was also an advocate for the voiceless, and beloved pal to his adopted pug Leonard.
I think it’s really important to remember the great stuff and to not focus on his darkest moments – currently being splashed around for all the world to comment on. I don’t think it’s our place to do that, and our energy would be better spent sending love and thoughts to his family and friends, and to everyone whose talent he touched. And on making our own lives extraordinary!
I’ve written about depression and anxiety a few times. These are real issues that people deal with every day. Every day. Every night. Every minute.
If you are someone who is dealing with dark times, please reach out to someone. If you don’t know where to start, try Black Dog Institute, beyondblue or Lifeline in Australia. A quick Google search for mental health help will give you some options in your location.
While not wanting to jump on the bandwagon, I have fought anxiety demons and have friends who I have almost lost to depression. I would hate to think that anyone I love was struggling and felt like they didn’t have anywhere to turn.
Sending you all a bright smile and a virtual cuggle today … and a giggle.