October 21, 2016

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.

—Philo of Alexandria(attributed)
  hellenistic Jewish philosopher (25 BCE– c. 50 CE)

Source: epigraph for Lost in America: A Journey with My Father, by Sherwin B. Nuland (buy from Amazon)

The Boston Globe’s 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 Tom Winship. This website will continue to publish the Reflections every day, including most Sundays, into 2016. To my many regular print readers through the years I extend deep gratitude and warm wishes for the New Year. - Tom Fitzpatrick