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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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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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    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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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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    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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Explore Another Value

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