There is a common saying in this region that you hear everyday. It is a response to almost any question, "How are you?" ,"How was your trip?", "How is your family?" The response to all of these questions at some point in the conversation is الحمد لله or Alhamdulillah in English, which means "Thanks be to God."
I was reflecting the other day about my life. Specifically I was thinking about my wife and daughter who have been away for a visit with my in-laws for a few weeks. I have really missed them and it made me smile to think of them both. I was suddenly overwhelmed with how incredibly blessed I am to have such an amazing woman to spend my life with and a precious daughter to nurture and love. Upon reflection I could not stop thinking about the everyday blessings that God pours out on me even though I am undeserving and often ungrateful.
1 Cor. 4:7 reminds me that I have nothing that I did not receive from God and Jms 1:17 reminds me that all good gifts come from God. I want to live out everyday in my words and actions the attitude of "Alhamdulillah."