They say kindness is free.
Sometimes it is.
But what about the mental burden?
The hurt that can come from a single smile.
A smile isn’t kindness,
It’s courtesy, it’s polite.
Kindness is different.
It’s being a considerate,
Not letting your mental health hurt others.
Because I understand,
I’ve been there, I’ve hurt and I’ve caused the pain.
Yet, I grew.
I learned to watch for signs of my own toxicity.
I understand what you’re going through.
But where I draw the line,
Is when your mental health is an excuse.
An excuse to step all over me,
And my feelings.
People can only help you to a certain degree.
If you cause them pain,
They will leave,
And never look back.
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