My favorite political morning show ends every broadcast with a brief segment called “What We Learned Today”. I love it. I thought it would be fun to have a similar thing here on the blog every Friday. Perhaps nothing of importance to anyone else, but things that have given me pause throughout the week.
I learned this week….
…that my sweet-natured ten-year old is quickly blossoming into a mouthy, teenaged nightmare. They told me it would happen – I knew they were right, but to be smacked full on in the face by it was a little startling.
…that telling folks that I will be a grandmother around the New Year didn’t cause me to spontaneously combust, though as the words left my lips, I did feel slightly itchy.
…that watching a certain monumental legal event play out only reaffirmed that our justice system is far from perfect. Flawed, even. However, I’d rather live in a country where the burden of proof is on the prosecution – even if that means a murderer might walk free because their defense was able to plant the seeds of reasonable doubt. Our system of justice, even with its flaws, is much better than the alternative. I think folks need to take a step back and reflect on that.
What did you learn this week?