An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.
— Ancient Chinese proverb

The Red Thread of Destiny is a belief that comes from an old Chinese proverb. Also known as 'The Red Thread of Fate' or 'Red String of Fate', it means that people who are destined to meet are tied together with an invisible red thread.

According to the Chinese proverb, the gods tied an invisible red thread around the ankles of a man and a woman who were destined to meet and get married. In the Western world, we'd call these Soulmates.
I've had this weird fascination with the colour red lately, anything red I can get my hands on - I was all over it, including handmade red Balinese bracelets.

Wearing red thread bracelets is a great way to symbolise the strong bonds with the loved ones in your life now, (maybe that's the home sickness?) and the ones you haven’t even met yet. It is a constant reminder that we are all interconnected. Our lives are invisibly tied to those whose destinies touch ours... makes my heart feel kinda fuzzy!