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Happily Ever After, by Trista Sutter
Trista Rehn was a pediatric physical therapist moonlighting as a Miami Heat dancer when she heard about casting for a new reality show—one guy getting to know twenty-five girls in the hope of finding a fiancée. As improbable and crazy as it sounded, Trista took the chance—and had her heart broken on the very first season of The Bachelor. But the next season, as the first Bachelorette, her fairy tale fell into place during a whirlwind courtship with poetry-writing firefighter Ryan Sutter and, eventually, a dream-come-true wedding on national TV.
In the midst of building a life with Ryan and raising two kids, Trista started to make a conscious effort to remember her favorite part of each day. And she’s made sure to post these thoughts, her own personal expressions of gratitude, almost every night on Twitter and Facebook—even on days she was dealing with fertility issues, a difficult pregnancy, family deaths, and other challenges that many of us face.
Sometimes it’s the smallest gestures and the most unassuming things that can have the greatest effects. Trista is often asked her secret to being one of the rare reality-TV relationships to make it to the altar and beyond. In this heartfelt book, she shares the simple yet profound keys to finding everyday happiness: gratitude and grace. From the blink-and-you’ll-miss-them moments we have with our kids, our spouses, our pets, or even strangers, to the more obvious lessons we pick up from reading the news or hearing an inspirational story, knowing how to recognize, accept, and be grateful for all of our daily blessings is truly what “happily ever after” means.
Happily Ever After, doesn’t happen all that often…
Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart which will be released in paperback on December 30, 2014 just in time for the new year.
This goes to show that Happily Ever After, isn’t just in fairy tales!
Sutter is down to earth, and I enjoyed spending a few minutes talking with her a a couple of weeks back. I got the impression that she is very “genuine”. Right out of the gate, I told her that I wasn’t comfortable with phone interviews, since I usually do interviews via email, and asked here if she would forgive any stumbling on my end. She immediately asked what she could do to make the process easier and offered email me, if it would help. I told her that I was wearing my big girl panties, and that I’m been trying very hard to step outside of my comfort zone. At this point, I could actually feel her smile over the phone, when she congratulated me on sticking to it!
We chatted a bit about her life…husband, kids( all of whom she obviously adores!) and, of course, her BOOK and her Grateful Heart Gift Collection.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It’s not going to win a Pulitzer Prize, but if you want a “feel good read”, then this will fit the bill.
Get an inside look at the Bachelorette’s real life. This includes the ups and downs …and how she deals with whatever is thrown in her way. I was able to “take away” a number of ideas that I plan to use in my life. Written from the heart, Trista is open an honest. You “walk away” feeling like she could easily be your next door neighbor.
I received a beautiful piece from Trista’s Grateful Heart Gift Collection, available at GloryHaus.com – Wink Wink through December 12th, you can get 10% her collection. There are so many things to choose from!
Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart will be released in paperback on December 30, 2014 just in time for the new year.
I am giving away one copy of Trista’s book, but if you want to be sure to get a copy, you can PRE ORDER FROM AMAZON!
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