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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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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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    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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    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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’

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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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    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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Explore Another Value

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