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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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    Look The Same On The Inside

    I have had the opportunity to travel to many places around the world, meeting with millions of people-- either in person, common studies, work, training or teachings. I have talked and mostly listened to thousands from all walks of life. Working sometimes with hospitals, I learned that when you open up to...

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    Hammer And Nail

    When our son was in junior high school, he was being bullied by one particular classmate. One day the boy actually pushed my son off a rock wall resulting in a broken arm. The school called a meeting with us and the offending boy. When we walked in, there was a policeman and the mother of the boy nervously pulled...

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    "Strength In Family Roots"

    As I listen to the Merle Haggard song, "Roots of my Raising," it brings back memories. Alhough I grew up not in the South, but in northern Wisconsin, there are memories that are the same. We can all think about the past if those memories give us the "strength" to live today . Though today is a "present" and a...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’

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    Tyra W

    In 2006, after about 3 years of taking care of my son Chance as a single mother, his father finally stepped back into his life. At first it was very difficult to let go and trust that he would be a steady presence in my son's life. Since our separation he had remarried and I was unsure of how my interaction with...

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    Ramon V

    My husband of 39 yrs. Who is now in heaven. Gave me the best 39 yrs of my life. No greater Husband, friend, Grand-Poo or Dad. If you met him, he left a smile in your heart. Lived his life to the fullest. This Man really enjoyed life. He is still guiding, through everyday obstacles.

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    Mark F

    Mark is one of the most incredible men I have ever known. He came to me when the rest of the world seemed to abandon me. He was selfless, giving, decent, gentle, kind and honest, when he didn't have to be. As I lived my life dying of alcohol and drug addiction, he humbly shared with me his own experience. He...

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CHARACTER
FRIENDSHIP
PRACTICE
EQUALITY
HONESTY
LISTENING
CHARITY
INCLUDING OTHERS
EDUCATION
TRUST
JUSTICE
INSPIRATION
COMPASSION
GREAT MUSIC
SHARING
PERSEVERANCE
GRIT
VOLUNTEERING
CONNECTING
HARD WORK
PERSISTENCE
FORGIVENESS
RIGHT CHOICES
STRENGTH
HONOR
RISING ABOVE
APPRECIATING NATURE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
COMMON GROUND
ENCOURAGEMENT
HUMILITY
VISION
CLASS AND GRACE
GRATITUDE
PATIENCE
SMILE
MENTORING
RESPECT
DETERMINATION
GOOD MANNERS
COMPLIMENTS
SPORTSMANSHIP
MOTIVATION
PREPARATION
REACHING OUT
DEVOTION
MINDFULNESS
CARING
PIONEERING
AMBITION
DO THY BEST
CREATIVITY
SACRIFICE
DEDICATION
TEAM WORK
BELIEVE
OVERCOMING
DRIVE
SERVICE
COURTESY
HEALTH
EXCELLENCE
LITERACY
CIVILITY
LIVE LIFE
PASSION
PEACE
LEARNING
GOOD EXAMPLES
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
FAMILY
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
COMPROMISE
OPTIMISM
FORESIGHT
IMAGINE
COMMITMENT
RESPONSIBILITY
ACHIEVEMENT
UNITY
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
CONFIDENCE
JOY
TRUE BEAUTY
BEING THERE
INTEGRITY
INNOVATION
COURAGE
FITNESS
HOPE
LOYALTY
STEWARDSHIP
HELPING OTHERS
LOVE
INGENUITY
LAUGHTER
KINDNESS
PURPOSE
DO YOUR PART
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
GIVING BACK
PARENTING
APPRECIATION
LEADERSHIP
SOUL
OPPORTUNITY
GENEROSITY
Pass It On®

Character and charity pay off for everyone.
Larry Fugate, White Hall, Ark.

Um verdadeiro amigo está perto nos bons e maus momentos, que eu seja e tenha amigos. A true friend is close in good and bad times, and I have to be friends.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil

Being on common ground helps us to move forward in power.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

common ground: addictions, homelessness and helping others to recovery...i can relate to all of these...i am blessed
penny, south dakota

I have a similar story: From small town, to college degrees, addiction, top level executive, to homeless, to ministry and now leading others to recovery.
dm, 20005