No insult ever laid so heavily on your heart than the one you believed.
At all times in life you are being tested. Not just in the obvious times of challenge, but mostly in your quiet moments. Quietness is where the tragedies happen. The real hurting happens in private. Nothing is so cruel as solitary disappointment.
Don't be so hard on yourself. Your flaws you hate the most are exactly what the right people will adore about you.