What is your Charleston Story? We want to hear your stories of inspiration, courage and celebration

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Do you have a great Charleston story?? There are so many inspiring stories in the Holy City.? So many simple acts of kindness and extraordinary acts of courage and often unrecognized.? Part of our mission at Charleston Daily is to recognize those that contribute to the story.? We all have chapters in our life worth a voice.? It is time you shared your story.

Have any of these happened to you that you want to scream it from a rooftop to celebrate and inspire?

  • A loved one returned home after being away
  • A surgery saved a life
  • A selfless act of generosity
  • A soldier returned home safely
  • A great academic achievement
  • A skill that should be shared
  • An incredible business story
  • An act of incredible courage
  • A love story for the ages
  • A family member that inspires you…….

Email us at mark@charlestondaily.com and tell us a little about your story.? We want to do our best to help others hear it.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dare To Be Great – Quotes of Inspiration

Helen Keller
Helen Keller

“Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.” – Robert Brault

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.” – Ann Landers

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you can dream it,you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution.” – Joe Cordare

“Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.” – Woody Allen

“In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality, I say keep dreaming and make reality.” – Kristian Kan

“Dreams are free, so free your dreams.” – Astrid Alauda

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Veronica Shoffstall

“Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” – Dan Zadra

Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die tomorrow.” – James Dean

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

“The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.” – Michelangelo

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.
They push the human race forward, and while some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world… are the ones who do.” – Apple Ad Campaign

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”? –Robert Frost

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” –Michael Jordan

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –Babe Ruth

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.? Explore, Dream, Discover.” –Mark Twain

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

“Every child is an artist.? The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” –Pablo Picasso

Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” –Mark Twain

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.? Live the life you have imagined.”–Henry David Thoreau

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” –Anne Frank

“Limitations live only in our minds.? But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” –Jamie Paolinetti

“You become what you believe.” –Oprah Winfrey

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein

Live with Purpose – Inspirational Editorial

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

We are not soldiers, but shepherds to humanity armed with the ammunition to feel
We are human beings with the compassion to feel; to love to understand

Our thirst for knowledge will cure disease, send us to the endless corners of the universe and bring our planet closer together

We have the infinite force of possibility resting on our fingertips
The power of the heart can move mountains, bring down the parasites of dictatorship and spread peace
The heart breathes life into all of us

Life, a gift as precious as a flower holding firm surrounded by the winds of power
A powerful storm; unpredictable and fierce

Science, technology stimulate innovation and growth. Powered by the machine and fueled by ambition spreading throughout society. But the purity of existence is the core foundation given as a birth rite.

At birth we accept an empty jar with open arms
In a lifetime, we fill it with memories, accomplishments and the blood of our legacy, warm and comforting

Stand proud, not behind the actions of others, but the leadership of one step

You and only you can be defined
By your losses
By your wins
By the symphony of inspiration you impart on those along your life path

People will come and go.
You will change lives; lives will change you
How was accept each crossroad will script that legacy

You will love
You will love to the point of pain
Embrace the pain and move forward

Machines will rise making our lives easier and bringing the world closer together in instantaneous communication exchange
The will guide us to the stars and beyond

Only we can capture the essence of life
The machines greatest flaw is our greatest gift; the ability to feel

Be amazing
Discover wonder
Create the soundtrack
Draw the journey with a feather tip pen
Paint the sunlight that warms the soul with simple breast strokes

Live with purpose
Bury fear in the pits of coward piled onto an abyss
Don’t look back

Chose life and embrace each new crossroad with curiosity and without limit for you, your children and the dreamers all smiling under the same sky

Success is a Choice – Lessons from Stephen Curry

Success is not something you are born with.? It is not a hereditary trait.? It is not through money or privilege that we find complete satisfaction and acceptance in our accomplishments.

Success is derived from a personal choice.? It is the decisions we make and the actions we take that separate those that are going through the motions and those that truly leave a lasting mark on their surroundings and the people in their lives.? It is a recipe of passion, hard work, focus and attitude.

Road map is simple:

To plan

To motivate

To practice

To perfect

To never accept no

This is a choice successful people make.? It is a dedication to something much bigger than themselves.? Alan Stein narrates this inspirational look at why Stephen Curry is one of the most exciting and accomplished athletes in the world.

Listen and absorb the message.? It is strong, it is powerful and it is all within ourselves.

We talk about how great and successful Charleston is, but it is the people that truly define a place.

Do you have what it takes to be successful?