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Personal Stories About ‘Common Ground’

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Wisdom Is Always Yours!

9 years ago and the day after 9/11 I began working on an idea that I now call "The Secret American Dream Project". I didn't know it at the time, but it was an idea based in the idea of sharing. It took time... lot's of time, but the idea has evolved into an idea to "Save The American Dream"... through sharing....

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

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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.