February 21, 2017

La plus perdue de toutes les journées est celle où l'on n'a pas ri.
(The most completely wasted of all days is that in which one has not laughed.)
—Nicolas de Chamfort
  French writer (1741-1794)

Source: Maxims and Considerations(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