David Mezzapelle, author of the bestselling book series Contagious Optimism, claims that, just by telling your story, you make optimism contagious.  How are you making optimism contagious? Leave a comment below!

From the inaugural Contagious Optimism LIVE event in Jupiter, Florida. www.contagiousoptimismlive.com

"A mother’s happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories." - Honoré de Balzac

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Krystian Leonard, Miss Northern West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, struggled with visible scarring her whole life she met one influential person who redefined her perception of scars.  Now, she doesn’t just promote the beauty behind the scars, but of the scars themselves.

From the inaugural Contagious Optimism LIVE event in Jupiter, Florida. www.contagiousoptimismlive.com

David J. Pollay sees garbage trucks everywhere, and by garbage trucks, he means people who build up emotional “garbage” and go looking for someone to dump it upon. He asks that we all declare, “I am not a garbage truck!”

From the inaugural Contagious Optimism LIVE event in Jupiter, Florida. www.contagiousoptimismlive.com

"Raise your words, not your voice.  It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder." -Rumi

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  1. Camera: Nikon D700
  2. Aperture: f/9
  3. Exposure: 1/320th
  4. Focal Length: 95mm

"If every child in the world would be taught meditation, we would eliminate violence from the world within one generation." - The Dalai Lama

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"The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Aviation is proof that, given the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible." - Edward Rickenbacker

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What happens when you tell two guys in their 20s that they can have all the free food they want if they’ll just film it in the process? Join Smile Kyle and Emeric as they tour the vast selection of all natural, healthy food products at the 2014 Natural Products Expo West.

"If you hear a voice within you say ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh