Monday, May 19, 2014

If you want to be happy, don't dwell in the past.

So many of us can't quite seem to get past our past.  We hold on to things much longer than we need to, and they weigh us down, not allowing the progress toward our future unencumbered.  When we are loaded with bricks on our shoulders, how can we be happy?   I created for you a great printable of 10 quotes, that are very good, and will make you think about holding on to the past.  Feel free to print them off for yourself, and share with others.  (Right click on the image, and save as a file on your computer, then print from your computer.)

I wrote a book, "If you want to be happy, give something away," is a great example of how a man had let his past load him down, but He makes a great turn around when he understands what he needs to do to be happy. The direct result was his level of happiness, as well as those in his village.  I encourage you to buy a copy and read it. You can find  my book at The Rosey Posey Printshop on Etsy.  

Monday, May 5, 2014

If you want to be happy give something away

I would like to introduce you to my newest book, "If you want to be happy give something away." This book first came out in November of 2013, in time for me to do a few pre-sales for Christmas, however the actual launch will be sometime in July of 2014.  I will keep you updated as I receive information from my publisher.

I actually created this blog, to introduce some ideas that went with the message of this book and that is... If you want to be happy, then you need to do something about it.  In the case of the book, Old Gentleman Gray went out and did something about it, and began a ripple effect throughout his whole village of giving, thereby bringing back his own happiness and joy, which was something that he had lost for a whole year. 

This is a heart warming story, one that will remind families of the happiness that comes through giving, and not just at Christmastime, but the whole year through.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

If you want 2 be happy, then wake up and do something more!

Have you done anything good in the world today?
Have you helped anyone in need?
Have you cheered up the sad, or made someone feel glad?
If not you have failed in deed!
Has anyone's burdon been lightened today..
Because you were willing to share?
Has the sick or the weary, been helped on their way?
When they needed your help, were you there?
THEN Wake up! and do something more,
Than dream of your mansions above.
Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure,
A blessing of goodness and love.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

If you want to be happy, forgive!

We have all heard the story from the Bible of the Prodigal Son.  If you have not read it or understand it, listen to this beautiful video, that sheds a greater light on the Good son.  It is very difficult to forgive others who have trespassed against us, who have hurt us deeply, or sinned against us, but forgiveness is what brings happiness.  There are so many stories of people who have forgiven someone who has taken the life of their child.  How could you ever forgive that, but somehow they did.  You can forgive too, and the burden of harboring hate, anger, pain, loss and all the other emotions surrounding the injury that came to you from another, can be lifted.  Your load lifted, your burden lighter, and joy and love can once again return to your heart.  I hope you will enjoy the message from this amazing video, and take it into your heart remembering, "If you want 2 be happy, then forgive!"


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

High hopes, love support and a few hugs from Tims place!

I just had to share this as my very first 2014 New Year Post.  Hey, whoever said that people with disabilities can't accomplish much in life, hasn't met this young man. He is simply amazing, and I believe he must have some pretty amazing parents behind him, to encourage and motivate but most of all support him in all that he wants to accomplish. Nobody has anything on this young man! Those who think they have nothing to contribute in life, need a shot in the arm, by watching this wonderful video. Nothing in life was ever accomplished by a defeatists attitude, but the will and desire to win, high hopes, and love and support, will rule the world, and a few hugs.

Here is tim's place website: 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Free, Printable Breakfast with Santa Invitation

I like to make people smile, because guess what... it makes me smile too and it makes me happy, so, I  wanted to share with you something that I thought some of you might want to use.  I was asked to create a Breakfast with Santa Invitation, and since I went to all this work.... others might be able to use it too.  Enjoy and hope it made you smile! 
Click on the image to enlarge, right click and save as a file on your computer, then customize and print.  (Sorry I can't don't have time to customize it for you but I know you can do it!)   Enjoy!  Katie Gauger

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's Thanksgiving... BE THANKFUL!

We are in a fabulous season of the year.  I look out my windows at the majestic mountains, now beginning to be topped off with beautiful white snow, and still some color from the leaves, mostly fallen from the trees, and I am grateful!  I have been thinking that if I had lived about a hundred years ago, I don't know if I could have lasted very long, because we have it so much easier than they did. When the snow falls, and begins to pile up, I flip the switch to my fireplace, and settle in my recliner, to enjoy a movie feeling toasty warm.  100 years, ago, they lived in log cabins, hunted for food, and collected their water in barrels to drink.  I doubt they were ever really warm especially when they had to trudge through the snow, chop the wood, and constantly feed the fire for heat and to cook their food.

Years ago, our grandparents, had to till the ground by hand, and plant the seeds, and somehow figure out how to keep it watered, because they had to grow all of their food.  I live only about a mile and a half away from several grocery stores, and can just drive my car, not a horse or a wagon, and fill up my cart with anything I could ever imagine to eat.  There is fresh fruit to enjoy all year long, but my ancestors had to bottle, dry and preserve everything just to make it through the winter and the spring, until their crops they would plant, could begin to produce again.

We have it so good, and yet many of us still never seem to be able to find the joy in life that was intended for us. Some people never seem to be happy.  Might I suggest that perhaps instead of thinking about all of our "Have nots," we might want to focus on what we have!  Instead of constantly wishing for something that is out of our reach, maybe we should be more grateful for what is, and what we have, and enjoy the ride.

I am happily thankful and I want to share my list  of some of what I am thankful for, with you.

What I am thankful for:

1.  A loving Heavenly Father who sent us to earth to find joy.
2.  My family.  Nothing is better than family and together we are never alone.
3.  My husband, who has loved me for 37 years and counting, and sees beyond my newly deformed
     oops shaped 50+ year old body, and still says I'm the most beautiful girl in the world.
4.  My cute little shrinking Mother, who has lived through cancer, fractured discs., broken ribs from
     osteoporosis, and still wants to teach everyone how to play the violin for free.  She lost all her hair
     and it didn't grow back so she is grateful for her wigs, and that she doesn't have to style her hair
     anymore and can save on the cost of shampooing her cute little bald head.
5.  My wonderful home, where I feel peace, safety, and warm when the winds are howling outside,
     and the snow is blowing, I am protected.
6.  The wonderful vocation my husband chose so many years ago that supported our 5 children     
     until  they married, and continues to support both of us as our bodies are falling apart.  He can pay
     the doctor bills, send birthday presents to our grandkids, and still have a little left over to take me
      out to dinner, when he knows I need a break! We both have our Cpaps, and adjustable beds, have
      our bathroom closely unlike our forefathers, who carried the lantern to the outhouse.
7.  My God given talents and abilities that keep my mind actively growing and learning, to hopefully
     help ward off Alzheimer's.  (Unless somehow I forget.... to use them.)
8.  My health and strength. I may limp like "Eileen," and retain water...but  I'm still "swell!"  My
     teeth may be yellowing and resemble butter more than milk, and my knees I'm replacing, and my
     weight is on the rise, but then again, so are interest rates.  I'm still grateful.  My hair is thinning,
     but my waist is not, and you'd never know how many gray hairs I have thanks to shoe polish and
     magic markers, (hair dye) my boobs are sagging and looking more like the women featured in
     National Geographic, but I am understanding what they mean by gravitational pull.  Still, I
     am grateful to be alive.  I have grandkids that love me, and want to be around me, and my kids
     still think that I am the best cook ever, and even ask me for recipes.  What more could a mother
     ask for or what more could a girl want? (sometimes I wish for the fountain of youth, but if I did
     find it, and look back on what I would miss, I'd never wish to trade what I have now.)
9.  I can laugh and smile, and that the lines on my face don't droop, no matter how much skin is
     trying to pull them downward.
10. I have the strength to help others, and the eyes to be able to see their needs.

I could go on and on and mention so much more, but to just stop for a moment to be grateful for what we do have, and not focus on what we don't, will make all the difference in the world.  Oh and one thing I think I forgot to mention, is that I am thankful for a sense of humor, that has remained intact, or how could I deal with all my woes, and still come out smiling?

Enjoy life!  Stop and smell the roses, or smelly feet if you wish.  Look around, put on your glasses so you'll be able to see what is right in front of you. (Mine are coke bottle glasses... thick but I look so cute!)  Enjoy what you have, and be grateful!  Be happy!  Smile!  Thank the Lord!

I'm just thankful!