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“Be grateful for each new day. A new day that you have never lived before. Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably. We can squander, neglect or use it. Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

Thank you, Ralph Waldo Emerson, for penning these timeless words of wisdom, perfect for the springtime of a new year. It’s my favorite time of the year; full of newness and possibilities — and, yes, more sublime sunshine and warmth than most of us have experienced in a while.

We all seem to take more of an interest in health, wellness, and fitness topics this time of year, and that’s what this spring issue of Celebrated Living is filled with. If you’ve ever had health challenges or a health scare, you know how it completely and permanently magnifies the importance of a simple, healthy, “normal” day and how it develops a gratitude for health that we might not have previously had. It’s easy to take the gift of health for granted when all is rolling along at 100 percent.

Our team hopes the following pages will inspire you to seize the moments and make the best of every day. We take you on mild — and wild — adventures, tell you the latest trends in health and fitness, show you the coolest small ships for ultra-active cruising, invite you to visit London in the springtime, find new fairways to add to your golf wish list, reveal the latest spring fashion, and more, to bring new ideas and a sense of energy and freshness to your spring.

Visit celebratedliving.com and check out our engaging redesigned website (thanks to our amazing IT gurus), where you can access all kinds of enlightening information, including past issues of Celebrated Living.

Here’s to enjoying every new day, especially this spring.

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Janet L. Thomas
Celebrated Living