The crinkling eye above the mask. Six words of thanks from a NYTimes reader.
Last week the New York Times invited readers to send six words describing what made them thankful in 2020. It’s a form of writing—the six-word memoir—popularized by author, Larry Smith. More than 10,000 replied. Here are a few responses:
The backyard haircuts are getting better.
Saved a lot of lipstick money.
Mom, 87, rocking pretty, pandemic ponytail.
Sunny mornings, a window facing east.
Still riding’ my horse at seventy.
I’m just thankful for indoor plumbing.
I am bored, but not dead.
It’s just a cold, not Covid.
Dr. Fauci and all truth-speakers.
Healthcare workers. Healthcare workers. Healthcare workers.
I have someone I can hug.
My six words of thanks: I am happy/healthy at home.
Coaching question: What six words describe what makes you thankful this year?