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Create Your Own Good Thing Jar – BEDA Day 22 of 31

Create Your Own Good Thing Jar –

BEDA Day 22 of 31


If you’re looking to change the energy that flows through your day I would recommend you get a Good Thing Jar. What is a Good Thing Jar? Well besides the fact that its something that does not have a catchy name, it is a place, a process, and a purpose that will create positive energy in your life.

Good Thing Jar - Skoolhaze.comThe good thing jar works because it forces you to think of spaces in your life that are going well. It made me think of spaces where I was gracious in my life. It also helped me see that there’s sooooo much bounty in my life. As you see in the video. I have a huge jar of maybe 100 or so good things (rough estimate) and I have fallen off hard on even contributing to my jar.

The good thing jar at times this year has been something that I’ve really looked forward to getting home and filling up with the amazing moments that have happened for me, with me, or even to people I know and care about this year.

Its super easy to get started. All you need is a receptacle, preferably with a lid.

You start by just making a quick note of thanks, of appreciation, of whatever YOU want, and put it in your jar.

Take note as your jar and your blessings grow throughout the year. I know i’m sharing the message with you late. But its honestly never too late to start. I haven’t placed anything in my jar in at least over a month. I”m so happy that today I get to add a new note talking about how grateful I am to even be in a space to share with you guys my Good Thing Jar.

I’ll leave you with what my jar used to look like back when it was just a mason jar.


Are you willing to start a Good Thing Jar? I definitely need to get back on it. And am so happy to start today. I know I’m going to be blown away when I finally sit down and get to read all the greatness I was able to be a part of this year.

Be easy y’all!


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Reading Books That Scare You – BEDA Day 8 of 31

Reading Books That Scare You

BEDA Day 8 of 31


I dont feel like doing anything today….. So, today’s post is a snapshot of one of the piles of books i have in my room.

I regularly spend too much money buying used amazon books. Its an addiction. And I claim it! Because one day im going to turn around and be so amped at my library.

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Hopefully you can see all of the titles on there.

Theres a little Kwame Nkrumah I profiled him a few weeks ago here. Kwame was the first Prime Minister of present-day Ghana.

Theres some Asa Hilliard and Amos Wilson. Both great reads if you’re looking for information about… Black Liberation, Historical shifts in African/Negro/Black/African American communities, cultural anthropology, racism and institutions.

This stack is made up mostly from books that I’ve bought this year. The bottom few are older grabs.

I pulled out a fews that the side binding didn’t show.



I’ve long wanted to do a series on books that challenged my mind so much they actually scared me. I think its important to connect with ideas, theories, arguments, and points of view that FORCE us to engage in critical analysis of the ways our culture has formed the ways we think and operate. I know I have a couple of titles that do that for me.


The title here is enough. Afrikan People and European Holidays: Mental Genocide by Ishakamusa Barashango. It helped me again see some of my behaviors as implicit actions that imposed a dominant culture. Like really, take a second and think about why you’ve worshipped a White Santa Clause figure from early childhood? Many adults don’t even recognize how easily we fall prey to forced cultural and social activities. I haven’t read this book yet. But again the title thus far has been enough to help me already start questioning behaviors that I have that may perhaps go against my ideals and thoughts of the world.

I saw these two books and had to give them their own spotlight. I’ve only read portions of Dr. Frances Cress Welsings The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors. In many of her speeches she references The United Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept by Neely Fuller, Jr. Which I own, but have yet to crack open. Out of all of my books it’s kinda interesting that these 3 were in this one pile. I would say they’re probably the 3 books I’m most resistant to really sit down and read out of my whole collection.


What books have you come across that made you scared to read? If you haven’t come by any titles yet maybe you can find a nice one in one of the many titles listed above.

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