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?