Day 1925: No reason at all

Sometimes, I have judgmental and negative thoughts for no reason at all. These include

  • assumptions that other people are judging me and
  • negative expectations about the future.

I have many reasons to believe that I am not alone in having thoughts like that for no reason at all.

Yesterday, I had no reason at all for taking these photos.







I could think of no reason at all why those bags were hanging that way near the ocean yesterday.

Here’s an answer we can all use when there’s no reason at all:


Here’s Steve Martin doing his stand-up routine in front of dogs on The Tonight Show for no reason at all.


Even if you have no reason to leave a comment, please do so, just because.

As always, I have lots of reasons to thank those who help me create this blog and — of course! — YOU.


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21 thoughts on “Day 1925: No reason at all

  1. I’m going to think somebody hung those bags to give folks a place to deposit their trash, Ann, and keep the oceanside as pretty as possible.

    • That’s very reasonable, Mark, although I thought there were other more permanent receptacles around. Perhaps those were full. I appreciate reasoning things through with you.

  2. How lovely to live by the sea … that’s a complete dream of mine. What was inside those bags?! I liked your post a lot and looking forward to reading more! Katie x

  3. What a beautiful seaside walk!

    Do you think a group of volunteers combed the beach for trash, and the organizer designated some spots they could leave their gatherings promising to collect the trash later? The beach looked clean.

    For no reason at all I am going to tell you that you are wonderful. 🙂

  4. Because it’s National Poetry Month, because Steve Martin is brilliant, because the prose poem is a woefully underappreciated poetic form, and for no reason at all here is one of my favorites from his book Cruel Shoes:

    Dogs In My Nose
    When I woke up that morning, it didn’t take me long to realize there were dogs in my nose. I could hear their muffled barks; I could feel their playful vibrations.

    It’s not dangerous to have dogs in your nose, in fact, it’s quite all right to leave them in there for an hour or so. But in this case, because they got in there without permission, I decided to expel them immediately, coaxing them out with a piece of hamburger.

    The dogs popped out and landed on the floor. They shook their little floppy ears and bounded off, and I was amused at the prospect of some other weary traveler awakening to find he had dogs in his nose.

  5. We don’t always need a reason to do things

  6. This post was delightful, thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you for adding Steve Martin. I think that’s just too funny! I also love the mystery bags “hanging around” at the beach. Sometimes “just because” is a perfectly appropriate response, even if I just say it to myself. 🙂

  8. Thank you for making me feel not alone in my no-reason-at-all thoughts!!!

  9. I’d give it some thought, but what’s the point? 🙂

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