As this holiday season winds down, we are reminded of diversity and the gift such differences offer us in the tale of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
How sad that Rudolph’s difference was scorned:
“All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.”
No one even was even curious about the delight of that shiny nose and what potential it had to bring happiness and light to others. In fact, in the famous cartoon version of the story, this theme is expanded. We see Rudolph’s parents’ original joy with their son jeopardized when they acknowledge his obvious difference from the other reindeer. And rather than recognizing this difference as a special talent, the parents t...
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