Charlie Brown, the lovable, insecure, hapless, and optimistically challenged Peanuts character, always felt that darkened rain clouds followed him everywhere. His best intentions were thwarted many times and Chuck was often taken advantage of by his peers. Chuck usually invented problems where none really existed. His friends played under sunshine skies, while he fretted unnecessarily over what seemed to him like unsolvable problems. He was a perfect target for bad luck. How many times has Charlie Brown had the football pulled out from him? Good ol' Lucy drove Chuck nuts, and was always ready to dispense her 5 cents worth of advice: "Adversity builds character, Charlie Brown," Lucy would tell him. Despite it all Charlie Brown always kept trying.
How much adversity did Charlie Brown have to endure? When did the sun shine on him? How do you know if you’re a winner if you give up the fight?
Life’s twists and turns often work against us, and seem insurmountable.Sometimes blame for the outcome is placed elsewhere, or on someone else.
There's a little bit of Charlie Brown in all of us. With every rainfall, there’s a rainbow. Nothing is impossible.