The key thought was this: There is life in the second thought.
The first thought is just observational, the second thought is life giving. As much as possible, live your life in the second thought, not the first one.
I used 2 Corinthians 4:8-10 as a text:
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
What about you?
Do you spend more time in the first thought or the second?