According to the myth, the Red Thread of Fate, a.k.a. the Red Thread Of Destiny or Red String Of Fate is an ancient East Asian myth, found in both Chinese and Japanese mythology. According to the Chinese legend, when we are born the gods tie an invisible red string around our ankles, and the ankles of those we are fated to meet during the course of our life. As the years pass and we grow older, the thread becomes shorter and tighter, bringing these people closer to us. Legend has it that the deity in charge of “the red thread” is Yuè Xià Lǎo (月下老), the old lunar match-maker god, who is also in charge of marriages.

In Japanese culture, this mystical cord is thought to be tied around our little fingers. Over time this unseen thread may stretch or become tangled… but it will never break. We will always meet the people we are predestined to meet, at just the right time in our lives. While it is often thought that this strand only links two star-crossed lovers to each other, the myth does not, in fact,differentiate between one specific type of relationship or another. It is about connections between people… between lovers, family members, friends, even enemies.

What a noble idea. How beautiful to think that we are all already invisibly connected to the people that we were meant to meet during our life’s journey. People who will make us better, richer individuals, and whose destinies are infinitely tied to our very own, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. It is the theory of every ONE.

Even though this is an ancient myth that was written and shared thousands of year ago, way before Google and smart phones,  I would like to believe that if you are reading my blog, it is simply because you were meant to. 😉 Whether it’s so you might learn something new, or because this short tale offers you some small comfort today, there was a plan here. Something unseen, but no less powerful.

So to everyone who found themselves here today, reading this little piece, may your day be filled with shortened red threads to the people you love.

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or get tangled but will never break.

Here’s Jewel with “You Were Meant for Me” – Enjoy! 🙂