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Don't Stop Until You Reach the Top! Grin Big!

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Don't stop until you reach the top! Never surrender. Never give up. Believe in yourself and you will have the power of optimism like the wind at your back. Tough challenges are what make you stronger. No one ever gained strength coasting down hill. That's how you spin out of control. Be strong and push yourself higher every day. -Penman

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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