Frederick Buechner and Brene Brown
"We've all been through hard times.
The world blows leaves across our paths.
Branches fall and darkness falls.
The world below can be a stormy sea
with waves crashing all around us.
Still, there is grace ...
because darkness does not destroy the light, it defines it.
Perhaps we've found that grace in lending each other a hand when we're falling.
Perhaps we've found it when someone has been brave with their life
and allowed us to brave with ours.
Somehow, a power beyond us reached out its hand
and brought us peace in the midst of the storm."