(photo found here)
Charles Schulz, rest his Soul, created these cartoons based off of people, or things in his life:
Snoopy: based off a dog Charles owned as a boy.
Charlie Brown's parents: based off of Schulz's own parents.
Linus & Shermy were named for good friends of his
Charlie Brown was like Mr. Schulz, withdrawn and shy.
Peppermint Patty was inspired by one of his cousins.
Most of us, without knowing it, don't see the gold that surrounds us:
An amazing friend
Some of us may even be taking these folks for granted. Or, not want them around due to a fight or misunderstanding.
What if we all appreciated the Peanuts in our life? Maybe then we'd see how rich we really are.