This Week in GOOD

As the post-holiday dust settles-and as reality sets in- the economy's grimness looms large and unforgiving . But, as this shot of a 1930s unemployment/bread line communicates, things could be worse. If you're in a rough spot, try to have hope. If the worst thing you experience during the recession is reading about it, then try to lend a hand (or a buck) to someone in your neighborhood.We'll see you next week. (Photo via Flickr user SIR: Poseyal Desposyni .)