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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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    Guests From The Club

    As a youngster growing up in the big city of Vancouver with my parents, three brothers and a sister, there was always plenty of food on the table. This was no small feat, however, as Dad was the sole provider for our family of seven. It seemed to us kids that Mom spent every summer and fall canning the vegetables...

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    A Cheerful Giver

    My daughter Hanna was born with Down syndrome. Each day I am lucky enough to learn something new about myself and the true meaning of Love. She is in elementary school where she is mainstreamed with resource. She has a lot of friends. We had a fall festival two years ago at our school to raise money for the...

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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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    Marshall R

    Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Creator of Nonviolent Communication Marshall Rosenberg born in 1934 is an American psychologist and the creator of Nonviolent Communication, a communication process that helps people to exchange the information necessary to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully. He is the founder...

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