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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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