Greetings fellow readers and followers,
It’s been a few months since I last posted here. As I look back over the topics I’ve discussed, I realized- there’s a whole lot of information on this blog. I’ve been writing for myself instead of writing for my guests. So here’s a throwback to ponder and drool over. Ok may not drool…eww. Happy reading.
I hope everyone is doing well and living in their greatest version of self. I’m Living the Law of Exchange. What do I mean by this statement. Well the other day, I went to the corner store to get change for a Benjamin. I had to spend at least $10 dollars. So I walked around the store to see what they had to offer in my neighborhood that was worth my ten dollars. To my surprise they had a good variety of healthy snacks. I purchased a few and picked up a few personal favorites like Dove body wash, an herbal drink, and some GoodSense snacks (nuts with dried fruit). I took my items to the register and said, “is this ten dollars worth?” The guy at the register said it was close enough. So, he gave me change that consisted of a Grant, two Jacksons, and a Washington.
By now, another customer had picked up a case of beer and brought it to the counter as well. So, I’m taking my change and ask the guy next to me in line-
Me: “Who’s on the $50 dollar bill?”
I begin counting down like we’re on ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’
Me: “3, 2, 1…” waiting for his response- he’s thinking really hard. But I could tell he really just wanted to pay for his merchandise and go.
Guy: “I can’t even remember, cause I don’t ever have that kind of cash in my pocket”-
Me: “Grant! Grant is on the Fifty.”
I walk out the store, analyzing the interaction, because I believe there is a lesson in every situation and thought I’d share this with you.
I too didn’t know who was on the fifty dollar bill until I looked at one in my hand. Since the above encounter, I’ve had two more Grants and each time I give one away, I receive another. That’s what I mean by “Living the Law of Exchange”. I also have a Jefferson that I hardly ever get and it’s because I am holding on to that Jefferson like I won’t get it again. In order to receive, you have to give- law of exchange. Money is another form of “energy” exchange. What you give away freely without hoarding, comes back to you ten-fold. Just remember that, and if you don’t believe me, try it.
So, here is a list of former presidents [or not] appearing on currency you may carry around in your wallet or wish you did:
|U.S. Paper Currency And Presidents (Faces) On Bills
(Note: Some Of Faces On Dollar Bills Were Not Presidents)
Pictures Of Bills
President on $1 one dollar bill: George Washington
George Washington is also on quarter dollar coin.
President on $2 two dollar bill: Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is also on nickel coin
Abraham Lincoln is also on penny one cent
Face on $10 ten dollar bill: Alexander Hamilton.
He was not a President.
President on $20 twenty dollar bill: Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson is also on one dollar coin
President on $50 fifty dollar bill: Ulysses S. Grant
Grant is on fifty cent coin
Face on $100 one hundred dollar bill: Benjamin Franklin. He was not a President.
Benjamin Franklin was on half dollar coin from 1948-1963.
President on $500 five hundred dollar bill: William McKinley
William McKinley is on gold dollar coin
President on $1,000 one thousand dollar bill: Grover Cleveland
Most expensive $1,000 bill: Grand Watermelon – sold at over $2.2 million at auction!
President on $5,000 five thousand dollar bill: James Madison
James Madison is on one dollar coin
Face on $10,000 ten thousand dollar bill: Salmon P. Chase.
He was not a President.
President on $100,000 one hundred thousand dollar bill: Woodrow Wilson
$1,000,000 dollar bill – does not exist – only promotional bills
[Photo credit: http://www.marshu.com/articles/presidents-on-us-united-states-paper-bills-currency.php]
Thanks for reading, remember to like, share, and/or comment. Until next time…
Wishing you peace and prosperity,
Embarking on a new project is always intimadating, but I love challenging myself. For the past few months, I’ve traveled across states and released my book Journey into Finance in several libraries. Staying true to my purpose of helping to increase financial literacy, I’ve also donated to residents in correctional facilities. My intention is to encourage and empower others to believe in their dreams and never give up on themselves.
Scrolling through my feeds, i came across this here: “There are Four Levels to becoming your greatest version” – Ralph Smart
Giving some thought to the above statement as I begin the next chapter of my new book.
The first thing is observe our habits. How are you treating yourself. Selfcare is vital. I often say, “if I knew then what I know now…”, as a cliche but I can’t go back in time so I pass it forward.
What I ask myself:
What are the four levels?
What level am I on?
How can I be the best version of Me?
OK I’ve watched the video and now know what the four levels are, according to my instructor. I also recognize what level I’m on. The task at hand is putting it all into action to become my greatest version.
Giving praise and honor to the Most High is my acknowledgement to get ego out of the way. I am a mere mortal, not immortal. I have a beginning and an end on this earthly plain. My soul will transcend. My legacy is what I create/birth/bring forth to leave behind and it will continue through my progeny, until the end of time.
I have a blueprint of the past and present to guide my future and it’s beautiful. Something that may only be realized after I’ve transcended because that is usually how the mind works. We never seem to appreciate the impact of a person until they’re gone. Truth.
So, to my progeny- use my knowledge, think for yourself and create your own destiny, good or bad. The consequences of your deeds are a reference for yourself; therefore, choose your mate and your path wisely. Your word will become your truth/bond, respect it.
If you have a dream, work at it earnestly. Learn as much as you can about it, and put that knowledge into practice. Enjoy life and the finer things in moderation, never bite off more than you can chew, live within your means, eat healthy, give in charity, and smile through it all because things could always be worse. Be grateful and believe in yourself. Have a wonderful life…make it so.
Peace, love, and prosperity.
What I learned from my Seven Day Vegan challenge is… I really have a lot to learn.
Sure, I ate healthier, by not consuming processed foods, eliminating dairy, and animal byproducts but that was just a tip of the iceberg.
Vegetarianism goes way deeper than just avoiding the consumption of meats, including animal byproducts. I can say with all honesty, I failed horribly at being a Vegan for the following reasons:
1. I still dressed in leather, silks, and wool (on a cool night).
2. I consumed honey (once I learned that was a “no-no” I stopped immediately).
3. I drank caffeinated coffee and with cream (again, a “no-no”) SMH.
However, the good thing is… I’m learning and the more knowledge I obtain, the better I’ll become at practicing the Vegan lifestyle. I can truly say that I agree with the ethical side of being a Vegan and understand that supplements are needed in order to maintain optimal health. Just eating fruits and vegetables (raw or semi-cooked) will not suffice, especially for my busy life.
There are different levels (Lacto vegetarianism, Ovo vegetarianism, Ovo-lacto vegetarianism), to adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet. Both have healthy benefits, one is stricter than the other and then there is a little known term called “pescatarian”, which incorporates fish and other seafood (no red meat, pork, or poultry) with the vegetarian diet.
Pescatarians are sometimes described as vegetarian or pesco-vegetarian, but vegetarians commonly do not consider the pescatarian diet to be vegetarian. Because of the ingestion of poultry, fish, and other animal byproducts.
While observing my “flawed” vegan challenge, there were subtle changes in my body that occurred and I quickly made adjustments for. One of the most painful, was cramping in my extremities (legs, and hands). I found it was basically due to lack of sufficient hydration (H20). A minor complication that was easily corrected by drinking more water and less of my favorite beverage “caffeinated coffee”.
The benefits of becoming a Vegan or Vegetarian, definitely have me considering eliminating meat and dairy products altogether due to research studies that indicate higher levels of carcinogens. Namely, “casein” found in animal byproducts and it being attributed to cancer. The “China Study” that the majority of vegans like to use as their “bible” for lack of a better word, uses test animals for their research. Hmm, I thought that cruelty to animals was something totally against the Vegan lifestyle? Wouldn’t testing of animals fall under that category? I suppose some cruelty and loss of life is a justifiable evil. Right?
Well, for the sake of argument, I’ll just say from my own experience avoiding meat and dairy products for seven days has awakened my senses and I prefer a plant-based diet over the consumption of animals and their byproducts simply because I believe it to be “healthier”.
Here are some meal ideas I’ve adopted into my “healthier living” program:
- Bagel with soy cream cheese
- Cereal/granola with Soy/Almond/Rice/Hemp/Flax/Coconut milk
- Fruit smoothie
- Oatmeal made with soy milk and strawberries/ Maple syrup & brown sugar
- Toast with nut butter and jelly
- Toast with nut butter and sprinkled with Cinnamon & Sugar
- Tofu Scrambled with veggie sausage
- Vegan pancakes/French Toast with Potatoes O’Brien
- Vegan Muffin
- Wheat farina
- Ants-on-a-log (Celery with peanut butter and raisins on top)
- Apple with nut butter
- Chips & Salsa, Chips & Guacamole
- Clif Bar, Luna Bar, LÄRABAR
- Crackers and soy cream cheese
- Fresh fruit
- Fresh veggies and non-dairy ranch dressing
- Frozen grapes
- Hummus with carrots or Pita Chips, White Bean Dip and Pita Chips
- Kale Chips
- Peanut Butter & Co. “Dark Chocolate Dreams” on a banana
- Pirate’s Booty -Veggie, Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks
- Pretzels, Popcorn (top with nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor)
- Raisins, figs, dried fruits
- Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- Vegan jerky: Stonewall’s Jerquee, Primal Strips
- Baked potatoes and baked beans
- Bean burrito with Spanish Rice
- Beans, rice and salsa tacos
- Dairy-free pizza loaded with veggies (You can top with Daiya cheese, Chicago Soydairy’s Teese, Follow Your Heart Mozzarella,Nutritional Yeast Cheese, or just veggies)
- Falafel in a pita pocket, topped with Tahini paste (Also known as tehina, it is a paste made from ground sesame seeds)
- Pasta with cannellini beans and marinara sauce, Pasta with meatless meatballs
- Peanut butter & jelly sandwich
- Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps
- Stir fried veggies with Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan or other mock meat
- Taco salad with vegetarian refried beans, salsa, guacamole, vegan sour cream, and taco sauce, over a bed of corn tortilla chips and lettuce
- TLT (tempeh bacon, lettuce and tomato- with Vegenaise) and Sweet Potato Fries
- Vegan Chili
- Vegetable lasagna with tofu “ricotta”
- Vegetarian hotdog, Vegetarian hot dogs wrapped in Crescent Rolls, Chopped vegetarian hot dog with vegetarian baked beans
- Veggie burger: Quinoa Burgers, Black Bean Burgers, Lentil Burgers, Soy Burgers
- Veggie luncheon sandwich (umm, NOT)
- Fruit sorbet
- Soy “cheese” cake
- Soy or coconut milk ice cream
- Soy yogurt and fresh fruit
- Vegan cake, pie, cookies, cupcakes & muffins
- Vegan rice pudding & vegan tapioca pudding
That’s all for now as I continue my life’s journey into health and wealth, make sure to sign up via email to stay abreast of my next “self-discovery/adventure”. Thanks for reading and remember to share, comment, and/or like.
Wishing you peace and prosperity,
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