Explore the value of Common Ground
Here are some inspiring stories about common ground.
COMMON GROUND
"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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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
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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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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COMMON GROUND QUOTATIONS
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“Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.”

Tom Robbins

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“At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse of perfect rhythm, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which connects us to everything else.”

George Leonard

20161103 thursday quote
“If you don't know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he's just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It's one world, pal. We're all neighbors. ”

Frank Sinatra

20161104 friday quote
“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.”

Anne Frank

20170410 monday quote
“We haven't all had the good fortune to be ladies; we haven't all been generals, or poets, or statesmen; but when the toast works down to the babies, we stand on common ground—for we have all been babies.”

Mark Twain

20170412 wednesday quote
“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”

George Washington Carver

Thursday quote
“It's easy to find reasons for division between people. Finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness.”

Unknown

20170411 tuesday quote
“We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.”

Maya Angelou

20170413 thursday quote
“We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground.”

Jim Wallis

20161102 wednesday quote
“Touch the earth, speak of love, walk on common ground.”

Steven Van Zandt

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“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

Chief Seattle

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'common ground'.
COMMON GROUND
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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COMMON GROUND
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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COMMON GROUND
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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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
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APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
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HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
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INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
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INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
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LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
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MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
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PARENTING
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PATIENCE
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PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
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PURPOSE
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RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
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Your 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.