Learning to Shine (This Is What I Learned From Rudolph)

| December 13, 2018
Learning to Shine

I’ve always loved Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer because I too have wondered, “Why am I such a misfit?”

Just as Donnor did to his young buck, I tried to hide my “non-conformities”. I wanted to join Rudolph and his dentist elf friend in crying out “I am not just a nitwit!” Rudolph shared my loneliness, and I appreciated someone who gets me.

But this year was different, and I can’t wait to tell you about my new relationship with my dear friend Rudolph.

This time, I related to Rudolph at the end when he finally found his purpose on Santa’s team. I wanted to clap and cheer when he realized that a perceived impairment was really his treasured talent.

So what changed?

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