The Red Thread
The everlasting invisible connections between us
Bina Briggs, who arrived in the UK as a refugee from Uganda in 1972, shares a series of stories of life lessons, of love, strength and determination. The book details resilience, tenderness, kindness and gratitude. You will find humour, failures, friendships and successes, experienced mainly by women.
- 232 Pages
- 27 May 2021
- ISBN: 9781784529413
The rakhi is a sacred red thread in the Hindu religious tradition that a sister ties on her brother’s right wrist, like a bracelet, or a wrist band for their safe keeping and wellbeing during the festival of Rakshabandhan. In return, the brother gives his sister a gift, sometimes of money. In these modern times, the rakhi is tied on women’s wrists too or, for that matter, anyone whom you want to protect. Bina Briggs, who arrived in the UK as a refugee from Uganda in 1972, shares a series of stories of life lessons, of love, strength and determination. The book details resilience, tenderness, kindness and gratitude. You will find humour, failures, friendships and successes, experienced mainly by women. Bina’s mother, Indira, was the inspiration for this book. It shares her thoughts, entwined with those of Bina and her sister, and of some of the women whom she has admired. This book spans from the early 20th century to the present day. The message in this book is crystal clear: No matter where you are in life, you will come through. Do not despair; there is always a way. Have faith, have a vision to which you are totally committed, believe in yourself and your God, your universe, whoever it is that you believe in. Follow the process. You will be familiar with the phrase, “Ask, believe, receive.” Trust the process. It always works out for the better.
Bina Briggs is a successful businesswoman, an expert in HR and a volunteer for many projects and charities. This book shares an invaluable message – love, kindness and support are what tie us together.
Honest, human journey of reflection, reminiscence, reconciliation and successful reinvention.