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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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    Our Love Is Rock Solid

    Love is a rock. Love is never EVER forgetting, it transcends time! It bridges generations. It is translated into every language. It was present in the cave man era; it will present as long as mankind exists. My greatest valentine is rock solid. It is over a billion years old. It ventured from Lake...

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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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    "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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’

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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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    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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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