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This is Optimism

Be positive and follow your dreams with the power of optimism and positive vibes. Gary Blehm, The Optimist, spreading optimism and positivity since 1989. 

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The PENMEN Comic Strip with Penman the Optimist Since 1989

PENMEN ran in national newspaper syndication as a daily comic strip in black and white. The comic strip published in full color on Sundays in papers such as The Detroit Free Press, The Philadelphia Enquirer, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Even The Sun in Malaysia ran PENMEN.The T-Shirt brand, Grin Big! incorporates much of the [...]

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PENMEN T-Shirts

Before Grin Big! ™ there were PENMEN® Posters, PENMEN® T-Shirts, the PENMEN® Comic Strip, and the PENMEN® Book. The ever present message of optimism and positivity was expressed through Penman's exploits and creator Gary Blehm's speeches to schools encouraging kids to "Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams". The fact that Blehm had first began working on his optimistic character in [...]

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Morning Coffee is Positively Optimistic

Seize the Day. Fall colors don't stay around long. Get outdoors and see those Aspen leaves changing in the Colorado Mountains. Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams. Don't let a moment go to waste. Life is precious. Every moment is a wonder. Breathe life in with a piping hot cup of coffee in the mountain [...]

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Grin Big!™ Colorado

Penman the Optimist is a Colorado Native spreading his own version of Rocky Mountain Optimism and Positive Vibes Since 1989. #Colorado http://GrinBig.com

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Penman the Optimist Grinning Big with a Fresh Catch of Optimism

Penman the optimist is a fisherman. Fishing has a lot to teach us about optimism. Sometimes you catch a big fish and sometimes you don't. It's optimism that keeps you fishing until you bring in that big bass. Follow your dreams the same way. Never surrender. Never give up. Just keep on fishing until your [...]

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Penman is Sustained by Optimism in the Great Outdoors

Penman the optimist loves the great outdoors. He has been sustained by the power of optimism since 1989. Take a look at our optimistic t-shirts celebrating positive vibes and outdoor recreation. Join Penman on his next camping trip.

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Gary Blehm, The Optimist Since 1989. Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams with the Power of Optimism

There is always a reason to smile. Find something you love to do and give it everything you've got! That's how you spread the power of optimism. That's how you make your own trail. That's how you become genuine. That's how you become unique. That's how you become an original.

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Climb Every Mountain with Penman the Optimist and a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt

Climb Every Mountain with Penman the Optimist and a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt. Sometimes it's not enough to climb only one. You may need to climb two at once. Multitask with the power of optimism and keep on climbing. Nobody said success would be easy. You must keep going and never, ever give up not matter [...]

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