Explore the value of Common Ground
COMMON GROUND QUOTATIONS
20161102 wednesday quote
“Touch the earth, speak of love, walk on common ground.”

Steven Van Zandt

20161101 tuesday quote
“Our similarities bring us to a common ground; our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other.”

Tom Robbins

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

Unknown

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

Anne Frank

20170414 friday quote
“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

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

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

Jim Wallis

20161031 monday quote
“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

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

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

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'common ground'.
COMMON GROUND
Hammer and Nail When our son was in junior high school, he was being bullied by one particular classmate. One day the boy actually pushed my son off a rock wall resulting in a broken arm. The school called a meeting with us and the offending boy. When we walked in, there was a policeman and the mother of the boy nervously pulled...
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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...
SUBMITTED BY RITA BENDLIN
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COMMON GROUND
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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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.

Tell Us Your Story Everyday Hero Stories

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

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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.