Saturday, February 21, 2009
One thing we can learn from the fabrics of the Great Depression: Although all was bleak around them, many people chose to be happy anyway. The bright cheerful colors and whimsical designs of 1930s fabric reminds me not to look at the Black Fridays (like in 1929 when the stock market crashed) but to focus instead on the things that are still good in life. The happiness of welcoming a new life into the world, the laughter of children, the dearness of friends and family, the faithfulness of God in dark times. These are all bright spots, cheerful colors in the patchwork of our lives.