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Grin Big!™ & Stay Positive

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The glass is always half full at Grin Big!™ apparel. Penman the Optimist is chuck full of Positive Vibes and Optimism. Stay Positive and peace will be yours. Smile more and be happy. Just the simple act of smiling will lift your spirits and encourage those around you to do the same. So keep a positive mental attitude even when times are tough. Life is not always easy. Life is what you choose to make it.

The PENMEN® Comic Strip, a Wordless, Sequential Art Curiosity

The PENMEN® Pantomime Comic Strip ran in a limited number of newspapers through the 1990's. There was never a single word used to tell stories in three frames or less. Creator, Gary Blehm tried to introduce something new into the comic pages and it did best in color Sunday comics reaching millions. To this day [...]

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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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Take Your Song Outdoors

There's no sound like strings in the mountains. Pick up that guitar and play. Play outdoors. Sing your song. Breath n that high country oxygen and rock those positive vibes.

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Optimism isn't Always Easy

Optimism isn't always easy. There are road blocks and pessimistic forces ready to hold you back. Keep going! Never surrender! Never Give Up! It takes a special kind of motivation to follow your dreams where few dare to go. Believe in yourself and you will conquer mountains. Let nothing stop you. Push on. Nothing worth [...]

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Gary Blehm, Penman Spreading the Power of Optimism for 30 years

Spreading the Power of Optimism for 30 Years. What was first envisioned in 1977 in a one room school house near Aspen, Colorado has become a true story of perseverance. During the 1990's while the PENMEN® comic strip ran in national syndication, Gary Blehm, The Penman gave motivational speeches to schools on the subject of optimism, [...]

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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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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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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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