David Mezzapelle was inspired to write this book based on his life's experiences, his own contagious optimism, and the encouragement of many people and organizations in his life that felt his positive attitude needed to be shared with the world. Contagious Optimism is an uplifting book that includes stories and parables of amazing life turnarounds from real people around the globe. A compendium of encouragement, Contagious Optimism also includes advice and guidance from business leaders, visionaries, professionals, and just plain folk. Nowadays, many people have lost confidence in themselves and the world around them due to personal hardship along with economic and political uncertainty worldwide. Contagious Optimism shows readers that it’s possible to look for and FIND silver linings in every cloud. Developed by some of the team that brought you Random Acts of Kindness, this book is rather like "Chicken Soup of the Soul" meets Pay It Forward, on steroids! Contagious Optimism is pure inspiration that will lift hearts, open minds and create a movement of pass-it-on hope and happiness.