How to Remember and Cherish the Good Things in Life

Here are a few things that we’ve learned over 24 years of marriage about not sweating the small stuff. We’ve learned that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. We all hear stories about people who are dying, and we all have goals of where we want to be at the end of our lives. Even now, when I look back to the past, I choose to remember and cherish the good things. I don’t remember how the dishes were dirty, or the plant fell over and broke, and we had to clean it up, or we got a flat tire. 

I think there are a lot of people who will come to the end of their lives, stand before Jesus, and forget what the irreconcilable differences were. They’re going to remember their wedding day, but they won’t remember the reasons why they got divorced. There is no condemnation if you have been divorced, but for those of us who are still married, let’s not sweat the small stuff. We’re not even going to remember it.

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Ken Claytor is an author, founder of the Alive Leadership Institute, host of the Alive Conference, and sought-after conference speaker. He is also a family man.
Tabatha Claytor is a lead pastor and co-founder of Alive Church, with campuses in Gainesville, FL, and Orlando, FL, and online. She is also the founder of Pio Woman, a ministry that equips and empowers women to pioneer their lives. Married for 24 years, they live in Orlando, Florida, with their 3 children, Hannah, Charity, and Kenny.

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