Yahoo! Today is the first day of summer. Actually, the season officially starts at 7:09pm, if you want to be exact. (And here are a few photos we took last summer in Fire Island.)

Once I read in Oprah that a secret to happiness is keeping a gratitude journal every night–or even just telling yourself as you falling asleep–three things that you were grateful for that day and three things you’re looking forward to the next day. Anything you’re especially looking forward to this summer? Even something little!

P.S. Seven summer essentials