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