These six-word wrap-ups of the year are excerpted from a recent article in The New York Times on readers’ reasons for gratitude:

The crinkling eye above a mask.

Mom, 87, rocking pretty, pandemic ponytail.

This stinking year is nearly over.

Sunny mornings, a window facing east.

Toscanini’s recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Throwing the football with my sons.

So grateful to live in Canada.

I am thankful to be thankful.

Never been social; now I’m good.

I am bored, but not dead.

Ambulance took him. He came home.

Hearing granny laugh on the phone.

It’s just a cold, not Covid.

Our kids, after my wife died.

Wasn’t too late to say sorry.

Faith, family, friends, dedicated medical professionals.