Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I am so happy to announce my new book "If you want to be happy givesomething away."  I just received word from my publisher available for purchase in print in only three weeks.  It is a charming story, set on the eve of Christmas, in a little English Village. The main character is a cute little old English Gentleman, who is sad and lonely, and can't seem enjoy anything in life, let alone celebrating Christmas. Suddenly something happened that forever changed him, and in turn, had a huge effect on his entire village.

This Christmas book needs to be in every home this Christmas. It's not just a children's book, but a family book, with a message that everyone needs to understand and act upon.  My book the perfect gift to give to your own family, and to share. This story has become a treasured family tradition in my home, and I hope that it will be the same for you.

I am now officially taking pre-orders through email, and soon  my store will be up on  my website.
"If you want to be happy give something away," by Kathleen S. Gauger, is THE family  book for Christmas!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

If you want to be happy, be blessed with Heavens Very Special Child

Wow, I am actually writing two posts in one day.  I guess I am catching up for my lack over the past month.  A friend of mine asked me yesterday if I would design and format this beautiful poem that she was given many years ago when she gave birth to a Special Child.  It touched my heart and it brought tears to my eyes as well, because I too have been blessed with a special child, 2 special grandchildren, a special sister in law, and a special sister.  Who knew way back when we decided take the leap and to come to earth, what life would have in store for us.  We only knew that it wouldn't be a piece of cake, but we were given the tools to do whatever came our way. Sometimes it was harder than others, but God knew that we could do it, and so he sent his most special children into our lives and family.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful poem and if I knew where it originally came from, I would give them credit, however it does list the authors name on it.  I designed it for my friend in several different colors so she could pick which one she wanted to put up on her wall to match.  Enjoy and feel free to pass this along.


One of the very first posts that I did on this happy blog was a YouTube video of Jimmy Durante signing.  I don't know why I forgot about another song he sang, "SMILE," but I did.  Today I myself needed a smile. In this very imperfect world, thing are bound to happen to knock the wind out of your sails, and mine was today.  I have been frantically writing a second book because my first one that is with my publisher, is suppose to be out for Christmas, and they aren't even done with the image editing.  I fear my book that I have been so excited about releasing, and submitted a year and a half ago, will be waiting another whole year at this rate. So I started writing another book, about a month ago, and have been counting on some help from individuals who said they would help me and today they bombed out on me too.   Discouraged and frustrated, I decided rather than let these big upsets in my life get me down, I would just keep my faith, and hope and try to keep smiling.  

Today, I finished some more illustration for my book, and went out and visited someone who really needed a lift.  She needed a smile, a hug and the visit I made, and in turn, I returned home happy filled with good feelings because I did something for someone else.  I forgot about my challenges and focused on somebody else.  It is so interesting that when you do that, you become happy yourself.  My eyes still feel tired from crying, and my nose is still stuffy, but my heart is filled with joy, knowing the efforts I made for someone else made them happy, and loved.

The icing on my cake was out of the blue, and I have no idea really how I found this video to the song Smile, because I was looking for "How to create your eBook template, but there it was.  This song was written for me today, though came out many years ago.  Hope you enjoy it and that it makes you smile too.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

If you want to be happy, then give something away.....

I am taking my own advice, because just like everyone else, I want to be happy too, so I am giving something away!  I have been designing some bookmark templates to go with my new Illustrated Children's book that I will be announcing very soon, but just not yet.  I don't have the illustrations in my impatient hands, (that's why I am not very happy) so I decided to create something fun for you to give away for Halloween. I plan to laminate these cute and spooky bookmarks, and attach a tootsie roll, or smarties or mini chocolate bar to the back of these, and give them away for Halloween.  This would be a great idea for Teachers or all different Genre's to give a little something to their students.  Kids need bookmarks for their music books, study books, and reading books too.  Let me know how you have used this free printable by commenting on this page.  I want to be happy, so I am giving this away! (These print on 8.5 x 11 paper, but I would use card stock or photo paper because it is heavier.  ENJOY!!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Don't let a little rain dampen your spirits!

How many times have you let things stand in the way of your happiness.  Sometimes they are as small , little hurts like cross words, or a harsh look. Does this remind you of you?  If you want to be happy, you must rid yourself of those raindrops sogging you down, in order see the beautiful rainbows.  So many people that we all know, have harbored and actually fed hurt feelings, preventing them from being happy.  They brood, and relish in their own hurt so long that it becomes what defines them, and little do they know how much they miss out on.   

A word from the wise....Everyone has raindrops that fall and dampen their spirits from time to time, and that is normal, but if you don't develop the ability to let them go, you will never be able to enjoy this beautiful life... or see all the lovely rainbows that appear right before your eyes.

Go ahead,  let  go and and be happy!  I dare you!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SMILE BIG!!! Enjoy this adorable and very happy song!!!

If you can't listen to this song and come out with a big smile on your face, and feeling happy, I don't know what else will do if for you. Sit back and enjoy this upbeat and happy song. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!