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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

COMMON GROUND

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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COMMON GROUND

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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COMMON GROUND

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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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Common Ground’

COMMON GROUND

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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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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Explore Another Value

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

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COMMENTS


Larry Fugate from White Hall, Ark. JANUARY 24, 2014
Character and charity pay off for everyone.

Anderson from Colatina, ES - Brasil JULY 10, 2013
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.

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga JULY 10, 2012
Being on common ground helps us to move forward in power.

penny from south dakota FEBRUARY 2, 2011
common ground: addictions, homelessness and helping others to recovery...i can relate to all of these...i am blessed

dm from 20005 JUNE 23, 2010
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.