“If the soul very early learnt to say, ‘thank God,’ its troubles would be almost at an end. There is a homely principle, if a motor skids, turn it in that direction. If when troubles come, we turn them into thanksgiving our soul returns to balance at once. There will be sweetness, strength, honey in the mouth of the lion. There is no greater secret than the secret of thanksgiving, even thanksgiving for everything except our failures. Even then, we may thank God for the humiliation failures bring.”
Vincent McNabb, OP, The Craft of Suffering (1936), 56.