I wasn’t planning on making this my first post of the day (yes, it’s an early Tuesday morning here in Australia) but I simply couldn’t resist to share this amazing quote.

How true is that?! What a great way to see it and I can’t tell you how much I agree with this way of seeing it. 

I know how hard it is to endure all the crap people throw at you. Especially when it comes from people close to you. It hurts. And the crazy thing is that although you are hurt they keep going, claiming that they only want good things for you. They make you doubt yourself, doubt others in your life who mean well, question your ability to do things. They make you feel weak, stupid, small and take away your confidence. 

Until you turn things around. And all the layers they have rubbed off suddenly bring the real you to the surface. Once you see that, you’ll know how much they have actually given you and how much they have actually lost.

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  1. Do you know who this quote comes from, Chris Colfer? Did you know he is gay and played a gay character on the ground breaking American TV show, “Glee”?

    Christopher Paul Colfer (born May 27, 1990)[4] is an American actor, singer, and writer. He gained international recognition for his portrayal of countertenor Kurt Hummel on the hit television singing series Glee (2009–15). Colfer’s portrayal of Kurt received critical praise and several awards, including Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film at the 2011 Golden Globe Awardsand three consecutive People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic TV Actor. In April 2011, Colfer was named one of the 2011 Time 100, Time’s list of the 100 most influential people. Colfer was bullied so severely in middle school that he needed to be home schooled for half of 7th grade and 8th grade.The next year, Colfer began attending Clovis East High School, where he was involved with the speech and debate program, and won “many speech and debate champion titles”, including placing ninth in the State Competition for Dramatic Interpretation. He was also active in the drama club, the FFA, “was president of the Writer’s Club, editor of the school’s literary magazine, and captain of Destination ImagiNation”.As a high school senior, he wrote, starred in, and directed a spoof of Sweeney Todd entitled “Shirley Todd”, in which all of the roles were gender-reversed.

    Colfer’s first TV role came in 2009 when he was cast as Kurt Hummel on Fox’s Glee. Kurt is a fashionable gay countertenor who is routinely bullied at school, not only for being gay, but also for being part of the very unpopular Glee Club. The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, was so impressed with Colfer that he created the role of Kurt specifically for him,and in the process, scrapped a planned character called Rajish so they could add Kurt. One of the actor’s real in-school experiences was later turned into a sub-plot for his character on Glee, when the high school teachers denied him the chance to sing “Defying Gravity” from the musical Wicked because it is traditionally sung by a woman.

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