Scatter Some Sunshine

There is a song out there that epitomizes a life philosophy, which if we all embraced it, would make the world a phenomenally better place. Somewhere along the way, society’s mandate for winning at life became about beating the other guy to “the goods”. Success started to mean a bigger house and more TVs.

But this song, when it wafted from the radio when I was a kid, spoke to me even then of how life should be. Make Someone Happy was written by Jule Styne, Adolph Green and Betty Comden, and first performed December 26, 1960. This song has never gone out of style – read the list of 100+ performers who sang it over 31 years – because although admittedly romantic in nature, it also expresses a fundamental truth about life.

When we are of service to others, when we are busy making someone else happy, we become happy too. Service to others is a core philosophy that humanity is working on understanding and adopting as a collective, in order that we may shift to a higher level of vibration.

Look around you. What something can you do today for someone you know (or a stranger) that would contribute to that person’s happiness, your own happiness in the doing of it, and the bigger picture of the growth of humanity?

Let’s bring some old-fashioned values back into style.

Make someone happy.
Make just one someone happy
And you will be happy too

A quote by Norman Vincent Peale, from his book The Power of Positive Thinking:

The way to happiness:
Keep your heart free from hate,
your mind from worry.
Live simply, expect little, give much.
Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others.
Try this for a week, and you will be surprised.

Have a wonderful day. Please feel free to save my sunflower painting ecard and send it to whoever may need the message.  🙂

© Susan L Hart 2023 | |


9 thoughts on “Scatter Some Sunshine

  1. Wynne Leon

    Lovely and inspiring post! The sunflower image and card are great and I love that you give clear directions on what’s okay to do with the card.

    It’s amazing how many children’s books (thinking of those because I read a lot of them these days) talk about being of service to others. But then somewhere we forget to reinforce that message. Thanks for bringing it back.

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    1. Susan L Hart Post author

      Wynne, thank you so much for your comments. I remember reading books to my daughter, and I agree with you about the basic principles they instill. The wonderful thing about the early story books (the ones that must be read to the child) is that the parent and the child are both absorbing. I’m sure you know “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I love this story because it is written on multiple levels.

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  2. Life with Alegria

    Beautiful post Susan. It is indeed more about what we give rather than what we gain. In my last video, that was one of my five points, “You are not here for you. You are here for someone else.”
    Have a beautiful Sunday!

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  3. Rita O"Donald

    Thank you for the beautiful reminder and the sunflowers, my favorite. The sun is glorious today!! We are here to be of service to those in need……. reminds of John F Kennedy’s statement: ask not what the country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. We do not have to look far to see our fellow man in need. Something that is done for someone is always something. Loving your words from your heart.

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    1. Susan L Hart Post author

      Dear Rita, thank you for your beautiful comment. I think humanity lost a great man when John F. Kennedy died. A time is coming soon where the choice to be of service to others, or not, will become more apparent to people. We need to learn to love and help each other better.



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