Dingo Love: Considerate

Love is Considerate

Love is Considerate,

Love is Considerate,

Once upon a time, while The Dingo was planning his lunch, he realized he was out of bread and a couple of other things around the kitchen. So he decided to make a quick trip to the grocery store.

As he pulled into the hectic parking lot, The Dingo couldn’t believe how busy it was! He circled and circled around for a parking space and he finally found one at the far end of the lot. He made his way to the front door and he noticed a guy who had just finished unloading his groceries into the back of his car. The same guy started walking the cart all the way back to the store, but The Dingo decided to help him out and offered to take the cart for him. “You are so considerate, thank you!,” said the guy as he handed over the cart to The Dingo. The Dingo just smiled and made his way towards the store pushing the cart in front of him.

He walked into the supermarket and parked the grocery cart into the appropriate area and grabbed a small shopping basket instead. As he made his way to the produce section he noticed an employee restocking the oranges and before he knew it, a few oranges had tumbled off of the shelf and began rolling down the produce section. As the employee frantically chased after the oranges, The Dingo jumped into action and helped him catch the remaining ones. “That was so considerate of you, thank you for helping me catch the run away oranges!,” the employee said to The Dingo. The Dingo smiled, placed the oranges on the shelf and continued shopping.

After grabbing the few items he needed, The Dingo made his way to the check out line and to his pleasant surprise a register lane had just opened with no lines and no waiting. As he walked over to the open lane, another customer with a full cart of groceries and a little guy in tow was making her way to the same register lane as well. She really seemed to have her hands full and even though The Dingo was first to the lane, he stepped back and offered her his place in the front of the line. “You are so kind and considerate, thank you!,” she said. The Dingo smiled and waited patiently for his turn.

On the drive home, he reflected and thought back to how many people called him “considerate” during his trip to the store. He thought about that word and as soon as he walked into his front door, he decided to look it up in the Merriam-Webster dictionary and this is what he found:

1:  marked by or given to careful consideration :  circumspect
2:  thoughtful of the rights and feelings of othersHe reflected on this definition and smiled. He enjoyed being thoughtful and knew deep down that thinking about the rights and feelings of others is a great way to walk in love. It’s very easy to go through life only thinking about our own needs and desires and we often complain about things that are an inconvenience to us e.g., the far away parking spot, the runaway oranges getting in our way, the long check out lines, etc. , but we rarely stop to acknowledge that there are other people around us dealing with the same issues. So we can either complain or follow the golden rule whenever we can: treat others as you’d want to be treated.
The Dingo chooses to walk in love and in the process, he hopes to inspire others to do the same.

Walk in Love.

Y.C.Lozano ©2014

The Dingo Walks in Love is a project that teaches lesson in love with the power of art, social media, books, pubic art, & random acts of kindness.

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The Dingo Walks in Love: NOLA Edition

Dingo Love at City Park

Dingo Love at City Park

Dingo Love at the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium

Dingo Love at the Audubon Butterfly Garden & Insectarium

Dingo Love at Jackson Square

Dingo Love in Jackson Square

The Dingo Walks in Love: NOLA Edition

An impromptu road trip to my hometown this weekend not only sparked much nostalgia and an opportunity to show my hubby first hand where the inspiration for much of the art in my Childhood Series came from, but I was also able to spread some important lessons in love with the help of The Dingo with a few free art drops.

Check out the pics above to see where some of the drops were made and check out the pics below to see some of the other sights & flavors we got to indulge in during our visit.

The first book of The Dingo Walks in Love series will be available for sale on Oct. 15th, 2014 through Blurb.com. Be sure to follow The Dingo Walks in Love official facebook page or signup for my bi-weekly newsletter to stay in the know.

Thanks to all for your support and remember to walk in love!

 

Y.C.Lozano

 

 

Dingo Love: Self-Love

Love is Practicing Self-Love

Self Love WATERMARK

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Once upon a time The Dingo noticed he wasn’t really himself anymore. He started to feel worn down, exhausted and just plain tapped out. He was still exercising & eating right, but something was definitely off. “Maybe I’m coming down with a cold,” thought The Dingo, “I better make an appointment with Dr. Bear, just to be sure.”

With his appointment made and hope in his heart for a speedy recovery, The Dingo made his way out the door and to the doctor’s office.

“Well hello there Dingo! What brings you in today?” asked Dr. Bear as he walked into the exam room. The Dingo went on to explain his strange symptoms as Dr. Bear listened intently.

After a full check up, Dr. Bear couldn’t find anything physically wrong with The Dingo. No fever. No infection. Not even a sniffle, but he could tell that something was bothering his patient. After all, The Dingo was very well known around town. His purpose to walk in love was talked about all the time and word spread quickly about how giving and thoughtful he was. It was rare to see him not smiling or full of life as a result of his actions.

Dr. Bear had a gut feeling about what could be wrong with The Dingo, so he asked him, “When was the last time you walked in love towards yourself?”

The Dingo was confused by the question and asked “What do you mean?”

“Well,” said Dr. Bear, “as important as it is to walk in love towards others, it’s equally important to walk in love towards yourself. If you are always giving of yourself, but never taking the time to refill yourself with the same energy and love you show others, you eventually start running on empty.” Dr. Bear went on to tell The Dingo about a renowned psychologist & social philosopher named Erich Fromm that said that loving oneself was important in order to love others properly. It’s called self-love.

Dr. Bear went ahead & wrote his patient a prescription for a day of rest and relaxation which was to be taken as needed.

It never dawned on The Dingo that part of his purpose to walk in love towards others meant that he had to also purpose to walk in love towards himself. Having this realization made The Dingo start feeling better almost immediately.

As The Dingo gathered his things and thanked Dr. Bear for his help, he couldn’t help but walk away with a skip in his step and a smile on his face as he made plans for a day of rest and relaxation. Per doctor’s orders, of course.

Walk in Love.

Y.C.Lozano ©2014

The Dingo Walks in Love is a project that teaches lesson in love with the power of art, social media, books, pubic art, & random acts of kindness.

 

 

Dingo Love: Caring About the Environment

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To purchase a print of Love is Environmentally Aware, check out my Fine Art America Store by clicking on the pic above.

Love is Caring About the Environment

Once upon, a time The Dingo decided to go on an adventure. It was a cool brisk morning, he put on his favorite hoodie, packed a few snacks and headed out the door to the woods near his home.

As a young lad, he loved to explore the great outdoors. He could often be found quietly observing the wildlife, making sure not to disturb or disrupt the environment around him, and best of all, just taking in all the beauty. As he got a bit older, life got busier and busier and he spent less and less time in nature. Today, he purposed to go outside and enjoy the great outdoors!

As he made his way towards the woods. From far away he could see a big section of trees that had been cut down from the forest. In their place was a new strip mall. It was sad to think of how many beautiful trees were gone now because of this new development. This was not an uncommon theme in his town, and as the years passed by, it only seemed to be getting worse.

Now in the woods, The Dingo noticed quite a bit of litter on the ground: glass bottles, fast food containers, cigarette butts, plastic soda can rings… There was so much trash everywhere!

What happened to the beautiful pristine utopia of his childhood? Why did it get this bad? How did it get this bad?

The Dingo had always been sensitive to the fine balance of nature. From the water in our oceans to the air in the sky, from the creepy crawly insects in the dirt to the birds that fly high, everything mattered and had it’s purpose. He knew how important it was to recycle, reuse and reduce as best as he could or knew how. After all, there really is no such thing as an unlimited resource and when resources start running out, prices go up and when prices go up those that suffer the most are generally the least fortunate of us. The Dingo realized right then and there that something had to change and change soon.

As a self proclaimed tree-hugger and friend to all woodland creatures, The Dingo went home & found the definition of the word “environment” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

  • 1 :  the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded
  • : a) the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival: b) the aggregate of social and cultural conditions that influence the life of an individual or community

According to this definition, our environment is complex, we are all interconnected and what happens upstream affects those living downstream and everything and everyone in between. The Dingo knew it was time to empower the masses with the knowledge & resources to live cleaner and greener. It’s true that exploiting our natural resources can definitely help make a few people rich, but a clean, safe & thriving environment is priceless because it benefits everyone who lives in it.

The Dingo began his crusade by doing some pretty extensive research on several environmental subjects including climate change, littering, recycling, land fills, deforestation, and energy conservation, just to name a few; he wrote letters to his elected officials regarding the disappearance & neglect of the natural environment in his region and he got some of his close friends & neighbors to do the same; he arranged river & highway cleanup days with kids from local schools; and he even went as far as committing to participating in Meatless Mondays.

The Dingo smiled as the warm and fuzzy feeling of love overcame him. He knew that being environmentally aware not only impacted his neighbor next door but it also impacted his neighbors all the way on the other side of the globe and that was pretty awesome in his book.

Walk in Love.
Y.C.Lozano ©2014

The Dingo Walks in Love is a project that teaches lesson in love with the power of art, social media, books, pubic art, & random acts of kindness.