What makes us happy?

I have spent the last couple of weeks pondering happiness. And by happiness I mean that perfect feeling of contentment when you just know everything sits right in your world.

I do not have any rules to live by. Just like anyone else I bumble along trying to do my best. Social media has lots of steps to happiness…. most of them saying the same thing.

Here are the things that make me happy.

Laurainne Marshall - with Graham

My partner in crime, aka Gman or Graham if we are getting formal. He really does make me happy. We are struggling at the moment to put 2 kidlets through good schools, but he always makes it OK. He stands beside me, quietly I might add, and gently nudges me back into the game of life. Being with my true love makes me happy. Waking up to someone that accepts me in all my chaoticness, this is pure happiness. And as you can imagine – the crazy red haired lady can be chaotic.

Laurainne Marshall - family

My kids make me happy. I was told once I could not have any and now I have 2 of them. They both ground me and help me to understand who I am. Last night I had a meltdown, finally falling to bits over the weight I have gained. Both came along and said to me they loved me for me. Pretty cool huh? My own cheer squad when things get tough. Hayley and Jamie make me happy. How astounding that I had my hand in creating two amazing humans.

My best friend makes me happy. We have been friends for over 33 years. Our kids are family. She is that one other person who makes everything OK. We have shared much of life’s ups and downs including both losing our Dads. But she just seems to be there. I would also say she rocks the job as a second mumma to my kids. Hanging out with her makes me happy

My home makes me happy. As you can imagine it is a little crazy. But I can come home after a long night gigging and just love that I walk in. It’s warm and filled with family.

Laurainne Marshall - singing

My Music makes me happy. It runs through my veins. I love my music passionately.

I guess the main rule for happiness for me is to surround yourself with love – from family and friends, in your home, in the things you are passionate about. Love yourself and everything you bring to this world. How then can you go wrong?????

Here is to all of us leading happy lives.

Namaste lovelies until next time

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Laurainne Marshall (AKA Lo) lives in Sydney, Australia with her 2 kids, Hayley and Jamie, and her soul mate of over 30 years, Graham. Their furbaby is a beautiful Groodle  named Jarrah.
Laurainne has many roles - Wife, Mother, Teacher and Musician. She believes that life is to be lived at full throttle and is deeply spiritual. Her motto is “Grab life and run.” She also believes one person can make a difference in this world and hopes that by sharing her life experiences, she might inspire a few people along the way.
When she is not teaching through the week, you can find Lo belting out 80s hits in her band Soundproofed. You can follow the band on Facebook.

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