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 Hello, I'm Cindi and thank you for stopping by. I believe each of us has a unique journey and an incredible story to tell. I recently came to realize that when I slow down and really focus on the world around me, I often find that even the mundane tasks, like doing the dishes can have a huge impact on my day. My dream is to weave these small snapshots of my daily life into stories that encourage the heart and stir the soul. Abundant treasures disguised as ordinary moments await us when we stop to gather them up.

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