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.

So, remember,

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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