March 3, 2021

He is happy who has his health. But nobody knows it until they get sick. And when they get well they forget it.

—Erich Maria Remarque
  American (German-born) writer (1898-1970)

Source: Shadows in Paradise (novel)

The Boston Globe‚Äôs editors and I agreed in December 2015 that Reflection for the Day will no longer appear in the newspaper, ending a 32-year run since the feature was launched by visionary Boston Globe editor Thomas Winship. I will continue to publish the Reflections on this website every day, including most Sundays, into 2016 and beyond. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. —Thomas Fitzpatrick