By NewsLine Staff

Florida may be known for its ample supply of sunshine, but one does not have to rely on the actual sun to spread warmth and happiness.

Recently, St. Johns County teacher Heidy Weaver, along with family and friends, has been encouraging people to “make your own sunshine and spread it” through a new positivity campaign.

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The challenge is to make a 30-second, creative video (singing, dancing, drawing, acting, talking, playing an instrument, etc.) using the “Make Your Own Sunshine and Spread It” refrain. Then, post the video, ask others to take the challenge, and share with Weaver on either Instagram (@makeyourownsunshine2020) or Facebook (Wrter Weaver). 

She will then compile the videos she receives into a weekly video collage on her YouTube channel, H. Weaver (with a picture of a woman in a red poncho), and post the links on Instagram and Facebook.

The goal is to collect at least 2020 videos of sunshine.

Another way they are spreading sunshine is through the sale of t-shirts, with all profits going to local scholarship funds. Shirts can be purchased at

“We are realizing how important it is to proliferate positivity,” said Weaver, who was inspired by members of the Senior Class of 2020, Creekside High drama teacher, Leia Fixel, and family friend, Christina Golden to find unique ways to spread sunshine through life’s ups and downs. 

As the song says, “One ray of light can touch a downcast soul; so make your own sunshine, create that sunshine, make your own sunshine and spread it.”

Photos courtesy Heidy Weaver
Local students wearing two of the shirt designs.

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