The Last Blog Post: A Story You Don’t Want to Miss

As I sat down to write this morning, I realized this would be the last day that my blog would be seen in its original format.

Tomorrow, I will be relaunching

With that thought, I wanted to write a quick farewell post.

A ‘thank you’ to my readers as we prepared for a new chapter to begin.

As I sat here thinking of how to encapsulate my feelings with grand words of gratitude, I started hearing my twins laughing at each other over the child monitor.

I sat there for a minute, with my cup of coffee, enjoying the adorable cackles. In the midst of the 6am quiet, their cute little laughs made me smile as they filled the room.

Then, I remembered that we had taken all of the furniture out of their room to avoid climbing mishaps. Then, I remembered they were in complete darkness.

This slow realization led me to believe that their laughter was mischievous.

As I ran up the stairs, I hoped that my assumptions were wrong.

They weren’t.

Both of their diapers were off and I’ll save you the description with a simple word:


A chaotic frenzy of rushing them to the bathtub followed by furious cleaning.

As I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the carpet, I couldn’t help but smile.

If I’ve said anything about living richly over the past 7 months, I would hope it could be summed up in this metaphor:

You can wake up to a room full of poop, and not let it ruin your day.

Life’s circumstances have brought you to exactly where you are. That doesn’t mean you have to stay there. (tweet that)

Living richly is about choosing gratitude regardless of circumstances. Gratitude that leads to greatness.

I started this blog after feeling a calling to write. 

I am incredibly humbled by the experiences.

As we continue this journey together, who knows what we will find around the corner.

But, I do know this:

We will redefine what it means to be rich.

Should you want to continue the journey, adventurers are welcome.


Stay tuned tomorrow for the relaunch of 

Additionally, an opportunity to receive a free copy of my eBook, "I Am Here: A Journey of Losing Everything to Find Myself."

See you then!


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15 Responses to The Last Blog Post: A Story You Don’t Want to Miss

  1. Rod Semple February 28, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Hey Matt, your story today brought back fond memories, only in my case the walls were painted ‘Organic Mission Brown’. Thanks for letting me share the journey with you over tha past 2 months. Here’s to mannnnnnny years more.

    • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 8:44 am #

      Ha ha ha Rod! I figured stories like this were common so no harm in sharing 😉 Thank YOU for all of your encouragement my Aussie brother!

  2. Lily Kreitinger (@lilykreitinger) February 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    I can sadly relate. Do you know what my little Matthew James did yesterday? He wanted to take all the dishes out of the “kids cupboard”. I asked why and he said “I want to hide in there like those guys on FB”. He was referring to the video of your twins. I have a feeling that if we lived in the same town, our kids would be good friends 🙂

    • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

      OMG Lily!!!! I am so sorry for awful influences

      • Lily Kreitinger (@lilykreitinger) February 28, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

        What do you mean awful? I think it’s really cute! My kids love watching pics of your kids on FB. My almost 6 y-o can read your name and she thinks it’s awesome that you have a funny last name. #lifeasaparent

        • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

          Our first blog (mostly my wife) was The Ham Life! #AllInAName

  3. Dawn MichelWalton February 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Can’t go wrong with a story about kids (or dogs) and poop! Great post Matt! Looking forward to the new site!

    • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

      Ha Dawn! Stay tuned, plenty of stories forthcoming! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. toniawrites February 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    Matt, having seen this problem with my baby sisters, I was never caught out by my own son. Love it how you find meaning even in the mundane.

    • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

      Tonia, I love your line “meaning in the mundane” – that’s what life is to me. Purpose everyday in everything if we only have eyes to see!

  5. Jon Stolpe February 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    Looking forward to the relaunch!

    • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

      Thanks Jon!!

    • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

      And I’m looking forward to your book!

  6. annepeterson February 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    Funny story. Funny to you now that it’s taken care of. Kids give us plenty of material. I remember when my little brother was a baby in his crib. My mom had told me to go and change him. I procrastinated. He decided to decorate his crib with his poop. Yep, never procrastinated again. Thanks for the memory.

    • Matt Ham February 28, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

      Ha! Anne I have learned today that EVERYONE seems to have a story like this. Brought back some poopy memories for everyone!!