Grab The Hands Of A Thousand More



Grab hold,

And take this hand that

Reaches out to you….

…..If I can lift you today,

You will look back

And grab the hands of a thousand more.

That is the way

The Great Spirit would have it!

Howard Rainer, Native American Poet

Several years ago, I saw an original Ascent that was sculpted by a local artist, Gary L Price.   It was far beyond my financial means to purchase it… but, I’ve never forgotten it… nor its message.

On this, the last day of the 30 Day Blog Challenge, I couldn’t help but think of this sculpture and the poem that inspired it.

I want to thank all those who have “lifted me” by “tweeting” my posts and commenting on my blog.  This has been an amazing group of people.

If I can ever be of any assistance to you, please feel free to contact me.  I would love to hear from you!

A Gift For You

As a thank you gift of appreciation, I’d  like to give you a copy of the poem … “Ascent” in the full context.

I have made the gift in the form of a bookmark and there are several on the page… so you can print them and can share it with others.  I suggest you print them on card stock or photo paper.  This is a pdf file so it should download easily.    The Ascent Bookmark


Til Later,

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S. Again, thank you so much for your support!

P.P.S  If anyone is interested…I’m open for JV and guest blogging.

Categories : Just Thinkin'


  1. Rob Britt says:

    Great poem, wonderful thoughts, and I like your graphic for this post. As a former climber, it brings back fond memories.

  2. Thanks, Kathryn!

  3. Grace Hodgin says:

    Excellent post and great gift. Thank you!

  4. MJ Schrader says:

    Thank you for the wonderful post and reaching out to me. This month has wanted to dash me against the rocks and yet #Blog30 and the beautiful people in it have kept my head above water. it sometimes is hard to grab the hand of someone who reaches out to you but you never know the secret hurts inside nor the secret power you could awaken.
    Thank you.
    ~ MJ Schrader

  5. The bookmarks are great! Thank you.

    Thanks for doing this challenge. It made me join, and it has been so worth it.

    Pick me-Pick me to JV….just joking and am looking forward to out new JV venture.

    Love ya!

  6. Hey Kathryn, It has been so great meeting you and I am looking forward to our great futures! This blog challenge has been wonderful because it has introduced me to wonderful people like you. And I love the book marks.

    I would love to work on the possibility of us JV’ing together! Congratulations on your successes, Michele

  7. Thank you, Kathryn, for both participating and for reaching back to help others along the way. Your gift is wonderful – both in the form of the bookmark and in your thoughts.

    Proud to be a part of the Blog Challenge with you –


  8. Very beautiful poem and sentiments, Kathy — thank you!

    You (and Sheila) have lifted me, as well, with your commitment, blog comments, Re-Tweets, and kindness in being instrumental in building community during the 30-day challenge.

    Your P.P.S. ? Definitely put me on your list of blogging buddies who are interested in JVing and guest posting! Now don’t forget. Go and write my name down right now. 🙂

    Warmest regards,