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