Good things come

Last weekend, I was walking around Lake Harriet. A young girl wobbled past me in roller blades wearing a shirt that said, “Good things come to those who practice.” It could not have been more perfect.  I love the idea that a young girl isn’t being taught to wait around for her prince to come. I lettered this for her and for everyone (especially women and non-binary folks) who shows up day after day fighting the good fight, whatever that may be. May good things come to each and every one of you. And if you’re down to share, I’d love to hear what you’re practicing today. 

Good things come to those who practice

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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