Make it a special day for someone

On Friday, we read many “Thanks” about strangers coming to the aid of others, all dealing with weather-related incidents.

How fitting that is considering this is “Random Acts of Kindness Week.”

The “week” of kindness officially ends tomorrow, but the message it projects should be used each day: Take this week to step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day.

We urge you to become involved. Make it your own thing – it doesn’t need shared with anyone, even the one receiving the act.

Shovel the drive of an elderly neighbor. Help a motorist who may be stuck in ice or snow. Be patient while driving in wintry conditions.

Perhaps you pick up the check of a family who’s dining at the table next to you. Pay for someone’s groceries. Provide a toll ticket to the vehicle behind you on the Newell Bridge.

It doesn’t have to cost you to participate, either. Open the door for a stranger. Tell someone to have a nice day. Let a person with lesser items go in front of you in grocery line.

You also can donate money to a charity. Volunteer time. Give blood.

Simply help someone. Leave them, and you, smiling.