Advice for Red-Nosed Reindeer

  1. When all of the other reindeer laugh and call you names, just remember that they’re really acting out on their own insecurities.  Reindeer can be cruel, and it’s partly their own fear and inability to empathize influencing them.  They don’t mean any real harm by it.  The important thing is that you believe in yourself, and don’t let their insincere insults define who you are.
  2. When they won’t let you play games with them, look on it as an opportunity to develop self-sufficiency in yourself.  Develop some outside interest, work on a skill, exercise.  Better yet, go find someone who needs a friend or some compassionate support and make a difference in their lives.  Don’t waste your energy trying to force yourself in–there will be too much temptation to fake it.
  3. Speaking of which, don’t ever wear a false nose.  God made you beautiful and special.  Embrace it!
  4. If they only love you because of what you can do for them, it’s not real love.  But it’s important to remember to stay true to yourself and your friends, and your true value will shine through.

Oh, and by the way, if you really are “the most famous reindeer of all,” why was it necessary to ask if people recalled you after listing the other eight bucks on the team?  Sounds like a little savvy marketing and promotion to me.  Keep that song writer around.