No reason

Yesterday, I got a text out of the blue from two of my best friends, Christina and Rachel. They were inviting me to brunch. There was no special occasion. I had a daunting to-do list. Plus, I had actually just finished eating my breakfast (consisting of a handful of gingersnap cookies, thankyouverymuch). In other words, there was no “reason” to go. And that was what made it so meaningful to say, “Yes!” The only reason was that I wanted to — and that can be the most fantastic reason of all.

No reason can be the best reason

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at

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