When was the last time you did something nice for somebody? Somebody you don't know. It can be something simple like holding the door for someone, letting someone else have the primo parking spot near the store entrance. Shoveling the snow from your neighbor's walk after you finished yours. Small acts of kindness not only benefit the person who receives them, but also make the giver feel pretty good.

Random Acts of Kindness Week is a great opportunity for schools and communities to band together and help one another. It helps neighbors and communities become closer as good deeds are many times paid forward by those who receive them.

Saturday, I shoveled the sidewalk the entire length of my street (1 block). My next door neighbor did this the last time it snowed. There are several people in the area that walk to the grocery store, church and other places that were probably pleasantly surprised to see the sidewalks cleared for them. I got a good workout, and the good feeling that comes with doing something nice for others.

If you need some ideas on how you might help others, you can get several good ones by visiting: www.randomactsofkindness.org

Do something nice for someone. Chances are good the favor will be repaid to you in ways you can't imagine.