Our family of four just came back from our year-end trip from Northern California to four national parks in Southern California and Arizona. We spent six nights in four hotels during the seven-day trip. We were very grateful to hotel staff who still worked very hard during the holiday season. What we did was leaving tips along with a hand-written thank you note in the hotel room when we checked out. In addition, I made sure that we also tipped the hotel staff who made continental breakfast for us. On our last day of the trip, when we were getting our car’s tank filled up with gas, it occurred to me that I forgot to put the bills in the tipping box of the hotel dining room. So I asked my older son to go back to drop off the tips in the box. Sharing the earth together, we are like a big family and we are interdependent and interconnected. Without the work of all the people, our vacation would not be possible. Happy New Year to all my family members on this earth! Love you all!