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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identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)

Wow! Great idea.
The first 10 of 100
1. My family
2. Reading
3. Writing
4. Friends
5. Movies
6. Music
7. Art
8. Sushi
9. Running Water
10. Puppies


100 things that make me happy besides money

11. Sex
12. Solitude
13. Sleep
14. Bathing
15. Fog
16. Thunder and Lightning
17. The Ocean
18. Fire in the Fireplace
19. Good jokes
20. Flying

100 things that make me happy besides money

21. Doing nothing
22. Being with my dog Zeke
23. Watching my son play MW3
24. Drawing
25. Listening to my wife laugh
26. Watching my wife dance
27. Camping
28. My childrens’ art
29. Inner peace
30. Hugging

100 things that make me happy besides money

31. The Library
32. Silence
33. The sound of my childrens’ voices
34. School
35. Hearing from my friends
36. Being slapped on the back
37. When co-workers say “Hey brother!”
38. Being right
39. Discovering a new great author
40. Reading “The Great Gatsby”

100 things that make me happy besides money

41. Driving in the rain with the window down and good music on the radio
42. Holding my wife’s hand
43. Holding my childrens’ hands
44. Sitting on the couch, watching TV while in a Snuggie my son bought me for Xmas
45. Being away from work
46. Cleaning up the house
47. A mown lawn
48. Listening to others
49. Reading “The Temple of the Golden Pavillion”
50. Watching “North by Northwest”

100 things that make me happy besides money

51. Getting home from work
52. When my wife or children get home from work or school
53. Picking up my wife/kids from work/school
54. People listening to me
55. People responding to me
56. Hearing an old favorite song I had forgotten about
57. Watching a game on TV
58. Watching clouds in the sky
59. Watching a sunrise
60. Watching a sunset

100 things that make me happy besides money

61. Bjork
62. smiles
63. kisses
64. compliments given or received
65. wet sand
66. dreams
67. life
68. laughter
69. dreams coming true
70. feeling confident

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