fruitA social experiment examining six virtues.

This event is open to everyone.

Since there are misconceptions that quitting smoking starts with the quit date, which it doesn’t, I’m inviting at least ten smokers to join this event.  (Don’t worry, you won’t quit by the end of this 6 week event!  Your merely collecting information.)


  1. Follow this blog to receive an e-mail for the event of the week.
  2. To start immediately and to connect with others partaking in the event, introduce yourself in the comment section.
  3. On Friday go to your blog and write a post that pertains to this event and link to this one to create a ping back.
  4. Check your e-mail to receive your next fruity virtue.
  5. Repeat for 6 weeks.

Now, while you are waiting for Friday, take a step back and get into observation mode.  Watch your world and the people in it, at work, at home, in line at the store, or on the road.  On your first Friday write an introductory post on your blog with your first thoughts and expectations.

Think easy.  Don’t put forth any change except for hanging back and observing.  As you go about your day think about how you normally interact with others and watch for people who react the same as you would.

No one needs to know what you are doing.  If anyone happens to remark about how quiet you are, wait for them to ask, (don’t beat them to the punch) then tell them you are battling insomnia.  That excuse should get you through this six-week Fruity Experiment.  After that you go back to normal and you talk about it if you want.

The virtues will be in a different order than presented in the picture above. You can jump in anytime with the virtue presented for that week.  The event will roll over seamlessly to get you back where you started.

You may participate in the event more than once.  You don’t have to do anything but keep on going.

Happy Observing

Happy Writing!

Blog On!

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  1. oneta hayes September 12, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Sounds like a terrific writing challenge with beneficial behavior changes. Hope you get a great response.

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  2. 04ling September 15, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Thank you. That means a lot.


  3. 04ling September 18, 2015 at 1:55 am

    The virtue for this weeks event is Patience. As you go about your day, for the next seven days, look for any and all ways to use Patience. Then on next Friday chose one of the many profound moments and write a post on your blog and link this post onto it. Then you will also receive next weeks virtue.

    BTW- Don’t use Patience as an admonishment for impatience. There is nothing naughty about this fruity experiment. Trust yourself as you won’t do anything to lose your job, get a divorce, or intentionally hurt anyone. Give yourself some credit.


  4. 04ling September 18, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Happy Observing and Happy Blogging!


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