Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart by Trista SutterHappily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart by Trista Sutter

Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful Heart

byTrista Sutter

Hardcover | November 26, 2013

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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.
Trista Sutter has been featured in numerous media outlets, including Parade, People, Good Housekeeping, EOnline.com, and Babble.com, and on shows such as The Tonight Show, Oprah, and 20/20. She has been a correspondent for Good Morning America, Extra, and Miss America; a spokesperson; a blogger; and a celebrity dancer on Dancing with t...
Title:Happily Ever After: The Life-Changing Power of a Grateful HeartFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 26, 2013Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0738216658

ISBN - 13:9780738216652


Editorial Reviews

MacaroniKid.com, 12/3/2013“The anecdotes woven through the book feel real and sincereIn a world of over-indulged and self-serving celebrities, it's nice see someone who knows how good they have it and is willing to share her feelings openly.”BookViews blog, 12/31/2013“I have no doubt this book could help someone hoping their dream of lasting love come true and wondering, perhaps, why it hasn't yet.”WebProNews.com, 1/4/14“[A] heart-warming book.”DesireeHartsock.com, 1/9/2014“Trista's optimism and passion for life is an inspiration for all and her new book Happily Ever After will inspire you to see each day with a different perspective. From her own experience to related research, this book with take you on a journey of what it means to have a grateful heart and how that can lead to happiness.”St. Louis Post Dispatch1/26/14“The book is frank and personal.”WomanAroundTown.com, 1/26/14“[Sutter] writes in a breezy, casual fashion, which mirrors her sunny personality.”MountainDiva.net, 1/29/14“Serves as a powerful reminder for the important role gratitude plays in our lives, as guided by Trista's own engaging spirit.”