Many years ago, Matthew Henry, a well-known Bible scholar, was once robbed of his wallet. Knowing that it was his duty to give thanks in everything, he meditated on this incident and recorded in his diary the following:
Let me be thankful, first, because he never robbed me before;
second, because although he took my purse, he did not take my life;
third, because although he took all I possessed, it was not much; and
fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.
Matthew Henry (1662-1714)