Just know that you don't have to put up with others treating you poorly or taking advantage of your kindness. It may not seem like it right now, but with both platonic and romantic relationships, there are people out there who will treat you right. There's never just one option for a friend, partner, or acquaintance. So, if there are people in your life consistently making you experience negative emotions/thoughts, distance yourself from them and move on to better things.
Do something nice for yourself today. It could be picking up a coffee, shopping for yourself, or just taking a few minutes out of the day to relax. The important part is it makes you feel happy and rewarded.
Please remember to always be kind, tolerant, and accepting of other people. We are all human, so let’s treat each other as we would want to be treated. Even if you don’t approve of another person’s lifestyle or beliefs, you don’t have to treat them poorly because of that. If you want to be accepted for who you are, then also accept others for who they are and try to be understanding of their perspective. As long as it’s safe, legal, and consensual, we all deserve to love who we love without facing judgement, intolerance, or hate. So once again, let’s keep in mind that we’re all human and deserve respect.
Today is Memorial Day, a somewhat somber occasion. It's a time to honor and mourn those who have died while serving in the military and protecting us citizens. These brave, courageous people sacrificed themselves in order to protect others. They fought for a cause they believed in. They're amazing and truly deserve to be honored for all they have done.
A true friend will treat you with care, respect, and kindness. They'll consider your feelings when choosing their words and actions. So if a friend constantly makes you feel down, is critical to the point of just being cruel, or purposely says/does things they know will make you upset, that person isn't a true friend and they don't deserve your friendship. You should never be made to feel lesser by the people around you, and if that's the case, it may be time to remove them from your life. Remember, you deserve care, respect, kindness, and so many other wonderful things.