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

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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When All You Have is a Glass Half Full Get a BIGGER GLASS! ...and a Grin Big!™ T-Shirt

When All You Have is a Glass Half Full Get a BIGGER GLASS! ...and a Grin Big!™ T-ShirtGary Blehm, The Optimist, has expressed the power of a positive mental attitude with a big half full glass on a poster published in 1990 and 1991. The message of spreading the power of optimism and positive vibes [...]

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OPTIMISM is Your Shield Against Pessimistic Forces

Optimism is your shield against pessimistic forces. Pessimism is like a fire breathing dragon that wants to destroy you. The best way to defeat the fire breathing dragon of pessimism is to block the flames with optimism. Positive thoughts and a strong sense of will can protect you. Never give up. Never surrender. You can [...]

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Optimism is a Blast! Golf with Confidence and Keep a Positive Mental Attitude

Optimism is a Blast! Golf with Confidence and Keep a Positive Mental Attitude. When you're digging yourself out of a trap you always contend with the unknown. You can just go for it and let fate decide. Or you can do your very best with confidence and positive vibes. It certainly can't hurt the situation [...]

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Optimists Play the Fair Way - Golfing with Grin Big!™

Optimists Play the Fair Way and they golf with Grin Big!™. Be positive and focus on your goals. Play your best game and demonstrate the power of optimism in every challenge you face. You may not be the best golfer in the world, but you'll golf a better game if you believe you can.

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Taking Positive Steps with Optimism and Positive Vibes. - Gary Blehm, The Optimist Since 1989

Gary Blehm, The Optimist has been taking optimistic steps to spread the power of optimism and positivity since 1989 with a beret, round sunglasses, and a half moon shaped grin. The climb never ends until you give up. Never give up. Never surrender. You have so many genuine gifts to share with the world. Be [...]

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Optimism isn't always easy. Sometimes you must fight for it.

Optimism isn't always easy. Sometimes you must fight for it. If you believe in yourself and push on with daily persistence you will find you dreams. Nothing worth having is easy. Be strong and carry on with a positive mental attitude and a broad smile that comes from within. Remember that dreams come true with Grin [...]

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Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams

"Be positive and follow your dreams." This is a line repeated by The Optimist, Gary Blehm for 28 years with his broad grinned character, Penman. The power of optimism will take you anywhere you want to go if you work hard and do what you love to do.

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​At Grin Big! ™ Apparel Our Legacy of Optimism is Rock Solid.

At Grin Big! ™ Apparel Our Legacy of Optimism is Rock Solid. Our graphic collection on t-shirts inspired and created by The Optimist, Gary Blehm at PENMEN® Studios has spread the power of optimism and positive vibes since the 1980's. "Be positive and follow your dreams", Blehm spoke in his presentations to schools in Colorado Springs in [...]

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