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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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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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    Guests From The Club

    As a youngster growing up in the big city of Vancouver with my parents, three brothers and a sister, there was always plenty of food on the table. This was no small feat, however, as Dad was the sole provider for our family of seven. It seemed to us kids that Mom spent every summer and fall canning the vegetables...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’

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    Mary Ellen C

    There are so many people doing wonderful things to encourage individuals to recover from or live their best life with mental illness. For me though, one person stands out for me and this one person gave back to me my "hope" that I could achieve what I desired and live a happy life. Mary Ellen inspires...

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