Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Was a Hero!


Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.”
~ Joan Winmill Brown, American author and editor.


I believe some lessons we never outgrow, and many of these we learned as a child. Do you remember the stories and fables we grew up with? The lessons and stories are very simple and very important. 

 I feel we spend a lot of time reading the news and watching it on TV  and it seems the world is even more complicated. How about remembering the inner child in you and the wonderful simple lessons we learned from children’s stories, such as being kind, respecting others, and takeing care of yourself. 

For today’s example I would like to talk about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. “All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.” Rudolph was not bitter or petty he was a very nice reindeer and believed in service. When Santa needed him to help deliver toys he did not feel sorry for himself and tell Santa the other reindeer were picking on him. Instead he showed the others he was very strong, he stepped up to the plate and he did what he needed to do, and by doing this, has earned the respect of all the reindeer. 

We can learn many things by going back to the simplistic ways of a child. I realize many of the nursery rhymes are not politically correct and I am not talking about them at this time. I am referring to children’s stories like the Tortoise and the hair? The hair was so positive he would win he did not even try, he slept, and laughed at the Tortoise. The Tortoise never gave up, he showed great strength, determination and responsibility to follow any thing through to the finish. If you are wondering the Tortoise won the race.

Commit to succeed; maybe this would make a great motto to bring in the New Year!  We can learn so much from the children. Open your heart this Christmas and feel the joy we all remember from our own childhood and let it shine for all! 

Susie Austin



~ by coachsusie on December 18, 2007.

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