Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Seasons of Change (Healthy New You)

November is sitting at our doorsteps waiting to get in. This is the time of year when we begin to reflect on where we are versus where we feel we should be. This is the time where we usually start to proclaim that some changes need to be made in our lives and that in the coming year those changes will be applied. The things is though... If you recognize that something needs to be changed, why wait until you say Happy New Year to do it, when you can begin a Healthy New You right now? Don't drop the ball while waiting for the ball to drop. Change now!

A Message from Don Savant


This is a poem I wrote yesterday for a new collection of poetry that I'm calling Naked Thoughts.


We are
Constantly losing our manhood
Continually being
Emasculated as
Our strength
And our purpose
Is slowly being stripped away

We are
Beginning to
Lose our ability
To be who we are
A seemingly staged identity crisis

Our pants are
Hanging lower
Than ever before
Exposing bits and pieces of us
That were never meant to be seen

Our passion for life
And our
Willingness to love
Feels like more of
An afterthought
Than the prominent
Stand out features
That used to
Promote who we are…

The vasectomy
That the world is performing on us
Stunting our growth
And keeping us
From being
The brothers
The fathers
The sons
The uncles
The husbands
And the men
That God Himself
Ordained us to be
Through our birth
Through the death
Of His
Only begotten Son

Reclaim your manhood

©2013 Don Savant

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


With every mistake I make I become more ashamed of myself. Why? Because I know that I know better. I know that I cannot use being an imperfect human being as an excuse to mess up over and over again without correcting the things I continue to get wrong.  There must be point where I understand that these are teachable moments that I must hold on to for the reason of growth, and that when the situation arises once again, I will know better how to navigate it.  I know it all starts with me, yet I do not apply that knowledge as often as I should.  Change...

Attitude Reflects...

Sometimes we see or interact with people and we leave them wondering why they act the way they do. I've done this many times myself. It happens most often in my field of work. People say things, do things, and act in ways that I'll never understand but at some point, I've come to realize that it's not about how they act towards me, it's how I react and act towards them. My personality has always has not so subtle hints of sarcasm and I've often used it to my advantage in certain O.T.J. situations. However, it always leaves me questioning myself, asking if that was the right way to handle it. If I can't say yes immediately, then I know what the answer is. I know that I must be careful of how I treat people because honestly, there's no telling what they've been through, or may be going through and you never know the circumstances that surround why they are the way they are. It just goes to show how imperfect this world and the people that inhabit it really are. Greet everyone with a smile, make sure it is sincere and keep it available in your heart always.

The Return of Don the Blogger

Hello everyone,

I've had so many thing on my mind lately that it's been sort of driving me crazy. I've laughed, I'm cried, smiled and I'm sat in reflection. I've been praying for myself and others, more-so others than myself. Today, as I was in the middle of my thoughts, it occurred to me that I still have a blog and that I haven't posted anything new since August. For that I apologize. I promise that from now moving forward I will use this blog more often. I will empty my head of the thoughts that plague me, be they good, bad or ugly. Keep me in prayer, and I will do the same for you.


-Don Savant