While the story of Rudolph’s brilliant navigating nose is the cornerstone delight of many a child’s Christmastime, it can serve as a stumbling stone for older children who question the feasibility of the tale. Well, don’t tell the kiddies, but Rudolph’s nose, though quite red, does not even emit a soft glow. You see, the truth is that most reindeer have shiny, black noses and Rudolph had the most unusual red and bulbous nose you ever saw on a reindeer. The other reindeer were not very nice to poor Rudolph, even excluding him from their games. Old Saint Nicholas doesn’t much like to see anyone receive rough treatment so I devised a plan to take Rudy’s weakness and make it a strength. Knowing that fog was rolling in for our departure, I praised Rudolph in front of the other reindeer on how spectacular his nose was, “Why, I even think it glows. With this fog tonight, I sure think your nose would be a perfect guiding light!” By time we returned from our rounds, Rudy was the toast of the town... a true reindeer hero. The moral of the story: surround yourself with people who love you and can help turn your weakness into a crowning gem!