Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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kungfusailer is living the dream!

Spend time being grateful every day (read all 4 entries…)
A grateful evening

Running through Balboa Park in the late afternoon, the rich smells of jasmine, sage, and eucalyptus fill my nose and stimulate a flood of happy, playful childhood memories. The rays of the setting sun bounce off the low clouds in a chorus of brilliant yellows, oranges, pinks, and purples as I practice my kung fu forms on the grass. I feel the chi pulsing throughout my body and know that I am divine health and I am connected to the Source of all life, the Spirit-that-moves-through-all-things.
Walking home in the twilight, my eye (without the usual aid of glasses) catches a glint of copper in the grass; a 2007 penny brought into my life as a symbol of abundance. I find another in front of the taco shop around the corner from my apartment, and this one I drop into the tip jar along with my change for the burrito, spreading and sharing the wealth without judging its denomination.
As I sit on my couch enjoying my simple dinner after a hot, relaxing shower, I feel nourished, replenished, satisfied. I watch a favorite movie. My beautiful lady returns home from work early, pours us some cocktails, and we spend precious, joyous time together. And through all of this, I am so at peace, so full of pure energy, and so immensely grateful that words cannot express. How would you feel, if this was your life? You would feel good. Very, very good.


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