I’m tired of being Charlie Brown. Maybe it’s time to realize that after all these years nobody really cares if I can kick the football but me.
Tell you what though, the most aggravating part of this whole scenario is Lucy — encouraging the hope, promising to hold the ball and then afterwards telling Charlie Brown that he should have known better and to just get over it. And then that sick twist that starts the whole cycle over – “Maybe next time”. Also known as “You have so many gifts. You should be more patient. Something will come along.”
Today, I’m thankful for people in my life who don’t make empty promises and haven’t encouraged me in what is being revealed as at best a pipe dream. At worst, one of the cruelest jokes in life.