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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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    Thankfulness

    As a World War II veteran, I served as a dental assistant in hospital that went to Japan a week or so after the bomb was dropped. After visiting a family and having dinner with them and not understanding much of the conversation, I was impressed with their hospitality and friendliness because I was (in reality) a...

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    I Heart People

    So, I'm pretty sure we're all familiar with public transportation, right? You get a cornucopia of diversity in an enclosed space for a short amount of time, yet long enough to form judgments about complete strangers. I was on the public transportation in D.C., and I was living my own cornucopia of diversity....

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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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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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    Vincent J

    One Christmas Eve my husband was on his way home from work. He drove down the street and made the turn to go home. On the side of the road, with his hand raised, and his thumb out, stood an older man drenched to the bone from the heavy rain. My husband stopped, and asked him where he was going. It was about five...

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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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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