What is the mood of the Brockmann visitor? How are the shades of grey in our economy represented by their sentiment? Compared to our first quarter ad hoc survey, When do you expect the recovery to begin? the past nine months or so of economic malaise, layoffs and un-investment in communications equipment, services and technologies has taken their course and economic activity seems to be on the rise. In my own practice, the economy seems to be turning around and promises a brighter 2010. In the meantime, I see the church attendance and church giving up, as compared to 2008, suggesting that Christians in central MA are in a generous mood and are more appreciative of what they have.