Visiting the rich tapestry of a country that is Morocco inspired me to learn Arabic. During my time there, I was able to cheat with French but I found Arabic to be such a beautiful language, I couldn’t resist to begin my studies once I returned home. One of my favorite expressions so far is Al-ḥamdu lillāh الحمد لله. It can be used in various ways including answering someone’s greeting to ‘how are you doing?’ to showing how happy and satisfied you are after a meal. I really enjoy that God, whatever that may mean for you, is not only a means of comfort during moments of turmoil and tragedy but a reminder to be thankful for all those little, quiet, and happy moments in everyday life.