There are many sounds that accompany the holiday season. One sound, in particular, has been sung about by most of us, yet experienced first hand by a small minority. It is the sound of jingling bells on a horse-drawn sleigh as the horse silently moves through fields of snow.
It’s a sound that says, “I’m here.” “I’m moving forward.” The rhythmic jingling draws the attention of others averting collisions in the whiteout of a winter storm. The steadiness of the chiming is calming, reassuring and stays with us long after a ride.
It is the acknowledgement of the horse’s presence. “I’m here, in motion, a being to be noted."
What if we all wore a jiggle bell, acknowledging our presence? “I’m here. I count. I matter.” Just a jingle, a gentle rhythmic chime, that draws us forward and acknowledges our worth.
In the season of light and celebration, wear a bell, show up and own your worth. Gift bells to others and allow them to be heard, to matter, to count.
Jingle all the way …