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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find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year (read all 55 entries…)
Days 166-168

Day 166:

-Contributing a lot to the meeting :)
-Seeing my first social stories that I wrote for the kiddo printed and ready to be used for therapy!
-Got my second replacement phone activated, and this one seems to actually hold a charge! No more phone issues for a while, I hope!
-My love telling me how much everyone at his work loved the cupcakes.

Day 167:

-No one being around when I got out of the truck and fell on black ice. Hurt my elbow, but it could have been worse!
-Tracking down my husband for lunch. So funny when he came out, and I shouted his name, and he looked at me all surprised.
-Going with him and his co-worker to a tiny gyro shop. Never tried one! It was pretty good, but the fries were freakin’ a-MA-zing!
-Bright blue sky.
-Fresh air.
-Work going very well, and making math more interesting for my Angry Birds-loving kiddo by turning it into an Angry Birds game!
-Playing the Tomb Raider arcade game with my love :)
-Unexpectedly fun evening :) Went to the store and got a few things we needed (some food, a birthday card & gift for my youngest sister), and a movie. Then we found a Sonic racing game that was a lot like Mario Kart really cheap, so we bought that and played while we enjoyed boneless BBQ wings.
-Watched the movie I always thought would be super blasphemous, and while it had its moments, it had a good message. Nice to have my perspective changed.

Day 168:

My husband’s alarm didn’t go off, and his boss was at the place alone since everyone else was out, so he didn’t have to go in. A little concerned at first, but then…
-I changed my outlook. I have been doing better at worrying less and having more faith, but today I actively chose to give my worry to God. Whatever happens, happens. Whatever does happen is in God’s plan, and whatever we go through is meant to perfect us, not break us.
-Enjoying my unexpected morning with my love before I had to leave for work.
-Finishing getting the stuff off my old phone so I can send it back (believe me, that was no easy feat).
-Returning it and then going to Target to kill some time before work. Spent $4, and got a cute little flower pot that you grow daisies in, a coupon folder, and a couple of fun things for my toy bag that I think my kiddos will enjoy.
-Getting done with work an hour before I usually do, and then I stepped on a tack…Fortunately it wasn’t that bad, but definitely not my happiest moment.
-Great evening with my love :) We ate Lunchables like we were in elementary school, made some chocolate pudding, and watched “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (liked it until the graduation scene)! Great way to greet the weekend :)



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