Four things occupying space in my heart from Sandy Hook

two kids climbing on their Dad's legs
these children wouldn’t let their Dad alone as he was taking pictures of his Boy Scout son


Have purposely avoided all media exposure from this past week – since Sandy Hook Elementary School made world news. Why? Four reasons:

  1. I never (ever) want to know the name of the killer – it gains me us nothing
  2. The world is full of horrific, tragic events – every. single. day.
  3. Compassion fatigue from #2
  4. The worry that too soon, our Connecticut wakeup call simply becomes an annual day of remembrance

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Compassion fatigue. I’ve never heard those terms together, although they make perfect sense to me.

    I wonder if Jesus felt that when he said, “It is finished”?

  2. David, when Jesus retreated to the wilderness to pray, I believe He was “sharpening the saw”, recovering from the compassion fatigue He most surely felt as a human.

    He did have the weight of the world on His shoulders.

    Happiest of Easters to you and your lovely Family.

    Be well and remain amazed.

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