As a young boy, one of my dads jobs was to “spread sunshine”. That was a polite way of saying “scattering the poop around the field to fertilize”.

At church, there is a song called “Scatter Sunshine.” Dad found that a little confusing as a young boy– but the message of the song makes it one of his favorites.
Whenever the song comes up, we had a little smile. The song is about being kind. We have to fertilize those around us with love and sunshine.

Being poopy is stinky. So, be kind.

“In a world where sorrow
Ever will be known,
Where are found the needy
And the sad and lone,
How much joy and comfort
You can all bestow,
If you scatter sunshine
Everywhere you go.

Scatter sunshine all along your way.
Cheer and bless and brighten
Every passing day.
Every passing day.

I’ve always smiled at this and have asked myself “Am I spreading sunshine?”.