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1st “Bachelorette” Reveals New Outlook On Life After Nearly Dying On Family Vacation.

After finding love on the very first season of “The Bachelorette” in 2003, Trista Sutter has had the picture perfect life.

She and her husband, Ryan, have two beautiful kids, a great house and thriving business… but Trista learned something last Friday we all need to hear. Life, no matter who you are or what precautions you take, life can be over in a flash. While hiking in one of Europe’s most beautiful national parks, Trista suffered some sort of seizure and, “fell on my daughter’s chest she watched, along with her brother, grandparents, in confusion & horror as her mommy stared blankly off into the distance started turning blue.”

Trista was rushed to the hospital and awoke to poking and prodding.  All she could do was wonder,”Why me?” at first… but then she realized a truth that we all need to remember, this life is not a guarantee, and the odds aren’t necessarily always in your favor.

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“I’m human. I have an expiration date. I’ve always envisioned that expiration date being sometime after my kids have graduated college, met the loves of their lives and created families of their own, but I was reminded yesterday that it could come anytime, in any country, whether I’m surrounded by strangers or people I love, or neither, or both.”

Trista’s brush with mortality left her with a crystal clear perspective and simple rules to live by… the things that really matter.

“To stress less. To love more. To listen, be kind, and spread joy. To be a better version of myself as a wife, mother, sister, cousin, niece, aunt, neighbor, daughter, and friend.”

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Ever since her TV debut on “The Bachelor,” subsequent heartbreak, then triumph finding love on “The Bachelorette,” everyone seems to be in love with Trista Sutter. Comments poured in from all over the world praising her for this newfound wisdom and thankful that she was ok. Trista gave no indication as to what actually caused the seizure, her health, or it’s overall severity… but the important thing is she’s ok now.

Her words are those we all need to hear! This life is very, very short. Make the most of it!

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