Somebody, tell me where the time goes? My fur baby is already one year old. It feels like he was just a small puppy yesterday.
We celebrated Claudio’s birthday this past weekend. In between his naps, getting to know our guests, and playing with his little stuffed animal babies, I must say that he had a great birthday.
It was wonderful to have the house full of people, with Spanish guitar music blasting throughout the house. It was a beautiful, joyful, and relaxing atmosphere for our company to enjoy. I realized how nice it is to take the time to celebrate little and big things in our lives. So many of us get so wrapped up in our daily routines that we become antisocial. So, I’m planning on hosting many more parties throughout the year.
I was going to keep this blog post a happy one, solely dedicated to Claudio, but there is a problem that America needs to acknowledge. We have been bombarded with so many bad things happening in our world. For reasons not fully understood, the suicide rate in America is raising. Sadly, just last week, we lost Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.
Today, I have decided to use my blog as a platform to help people who are suffering alone in this world from depression. So many people are struggling with sadness, hopelessness, and are suffering in silence. Many of them don’t know how to relieve that awful pain.
Sadly, we have learned that most people who ended up committing suicide had seen a doctor. There is an urgent need to train general practitioners and pediatricians on how to recognize early signs of depression. They need to be well equipped to understand and diagnose this condition.
Many doctors nowadays are super busy, with only a very short amount of time to dedicate to their patients. Typically, a doctor only has about five minutes to address all the concerns. Sadly, that short amount of time is not adequate for digging deep and discussing emotional pain.
If you know someone who has been suffering from depression, reach out to them and be available to provide help if you can. I will see you on my next update. Until then, stay zen and help a friend!