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 freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for major digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Formerly a mental health researcher, Emily also holds a master's degree in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at

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