First 'Bachelorette' writes book about gratitude, despite hardships

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7 2014 3:40 p.m. MST

Sutter also works to teach her two children, Blakesley and Max, the power of gratitude. She said that in her opinion, this is best done by being a good role model. The family has a routine before the children go to sleep. Before bedtime, the children will say their prayers and state what Sutter calls their "magic words." The words are individual to each child and include things such as "I am brave" and "I am important."

They then tell Sutter their favorite parts of the day and talk about the positive things that happened.

"I feel like that's a good way to help your kids realize what they should be grateful for," said Sutter, who also tries to include her children in charitable work whenever possible.

Sutter said she hasn't been paying attention to how book sales are going, but she plans to spend the next 10 years being a doting soccer mom and trying to keep her house as happy as possible. She designs a line of picture frames, wall hangings and other various items called The Grateful Heart Collection for Glory Haus. Sutter plans to write children's books in the future.

The book contains no graphic images or inappropriate language. To learn more about Trista Sutter or her story, visit


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