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Optimism Aims Higher

Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams!

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Grin Big! Sign over the Door

The New Grin Big! sign is up over the door of the new store on Main Street, Florence, Colorado. Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams! 

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Stay Positive

Optimism isn't always easy. Stay Positive. Happiness is usually a choice.

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Be Your Brand! Gary Blehm, The Optimist Since 1989, says, "Do What You Like to Do" and "Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams".

Do what you like to do. Be positive and follow your dreams. Never Surrender. Never Give Up. Spreading the Power of Optimism and Positive Vibes, Gary Blehm is a motivational speaker and cartoonist encouraging kids to "Be Your Brand" and take what you love to do and make it your life. Blehm created his optimistic [...]

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Climb Your Own Ladder

Be yourself and climb your own ladder. Be proud of who you are and what you have to contribute. The creative mind is a valuable gift. Believe in yourself and trust that your imagination can take you the great heights with the power of optimism and positive thinking.

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Believe in Yourself!

Believe in Yourself! Only You can be You. You're genuinely unique and you have something to contribute that no one has ever seen before. Your optimism is powerful. You have a positive vibe that attracts others and encourages others to be happy. Be yourself and live the life you want to live. Success is found [...]

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Spreading Optimism for 30 years

Live Your Truth. Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams. Penman the Optimist has spread the power of optimism since 1989. 

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Penman the Optimist Turns 30 This Year

Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams. Penman the Optimist Turns 30 this year. We're positively optimistic about the year ahead. What began as a cherished character drawing in the fifth grade of a one room school house near Aspen, Colorado in 1977 has become a positive and timely motivational inspiration to all those who refuse to [...]

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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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