Last night I saw the first glowing firefly of the summer. It floated in and out of focus, lighting up occasionally. They fly so gracefully, it's enchanting. It made me think of all the romantic things to do in the summer: camping, moonlight canoeing, bon fires, outdoor concerts, picnics, flying kites...Lots of things to look forward to.

I call those things "carrots". They say you should dangle a carrot in front of a horse to get him to move forward. And that's exactly what looking forward to something does for me. It makes me move forward.

What are your summer carrots?