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Grin Big! Apparel, Outdoor Adventure you can Wear with Positive Vibes

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Grin Big! Apparel is more than just an outdoor company. Grin Big! spread the power of optimism and positive vibes with a lifestyle of fun, outdoor adventure. "Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams" has been our credo since 1989. We've offered posters, t-shirts, books, mugs, hats, comic strips, and animation. Gary Blehm has made motivational speaking engagements on the power of optimism and positivity to grade schools and colleges. "Do What You Like to Do" and do it for life.

Keep the Attitude of Gratitude until your Life is Good again.

Positive Thinking Fixes Anything. With a positive, can-do attitude you can make bad times into good ones. You can rebuild broken dreams and make them bigger than ever before. The power of optimism is strong. The attitude of gratitude will make a world of difference until your life is good again. Restring your guitar and [...]

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Optimism is Positive and Realism is Negative

I see a lot of optimism vs. realism out there. I'd like to suggest that those who interject realism as some kind of jab in the eye to those "wearing rose colored glasses" are simply clinging to a pessimistic view of optimism itself. Any dreamer, creator, or inventor in the past refused to be blinded [...]

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Take the Path of Optimism and let the Power of Positive Vibes give you Wellness and Healing

There is a certain feeling of discontent in the world today. There are many distractions. You may find yourself frustrated or even angry. These pessimistic attitudes can effect us physically as well as emotionally and do great harm to overall health.Happiness can be a choice. It isn't necessary to be complacent or lie to yourself, [...]

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Grin Big! Outdoor Recreation Apparel

Take it outdoors with Grin Big! Apparel. What do you like to do in the great outdoors? We want to create a t-shirt just for you. We've got mountain biking, fishing, kayaking, backpacking, trail hiking, camping and more. 

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Night Never Falls on Optimism. Grin Big!

Be Positive and Follow Your Dreams with the Power of Optimism and Positive Vibes. Take it outdoors and experience the wonders of nature. Camp out under the stars with the one you love and sing an optimistic song that makes lovers fall in love.

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Grin Big!™ & Stay Positive

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 [...]

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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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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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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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