Last night about 9:30 my hubby declares he’s going to go to bed after he lets the dogs out.

Not wanting to be alone…yet not feeling tired enough to go to sleep….and knowing I had a project to finish…I did something that wasn’t very nice at all. As he was standing by the back door, tending to our dogs…I quickly scanned through Netflix to find a movie he LOVED, but one I could just zone out to as I focused on my project.

Bingo!! Polar Express. It was a movie that I could definitely zone out to. I’m not one big on comedy or fantasy…and with the scenes running on top of the train and what….forgive me….others may delight in these scenes, but it’s not in my top ten. (What grabbed me as I did notice some scenes was the floating ticket…where the eagle took flight with it. I could see that happening.)

And sure enough when he found out what I was “watching”, he was glued to the screen and eventually sat down to watch the process of this boy through a myriad of happenings, being tested on what he believes.

And that’s what the whole movie is about…..believing.

You’ll have to watch the movie yourself to find out the whole story….but I LOVE the last part about how Tom Hanks (the actor who plays the main character) unwraps a tiny package with a silver bell from Santa’s sleigh. The child jingles the bell next to his ear, hoping to hear the melodious jingle. He hands it to his sister and she jingles the bell and smiles at its ring. But as the parents ring the bell, they apologize for Santa giving him a bell that doesn’t work (In the story, the parents couldn’t hear the jingle).

Tom Hanks narrates as the main character, “At one time most of my friends could hear the bell. But as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas she could no longer hear that sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old…the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”

This is now being added to my list of favorites because it reminds me of holding fast to what I truly believe….and I pray everyone is able to hear the Jingle of The Bells!!