This week’s global political news has provided much in the way of deficit commentary, particularly about the impact of the new US president and his policy implications on the ordinary civilian lives.

How to be appreciative in the face of all of this deficit-based news, I wonder?

One appreciative observation I can offer is that I see alternative solutions being discussed, I see the protests and millions of opposers to what is happening, and I notice my own feelings which make apparent/reminds me of my own values and beliefs. All of this provides motivation to act in ways that are true to self and to support those leading the charge to strive for a fair, just society.

In every situation there is something good to be found.