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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Saraband savouring the simple things

Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 300 entries…)
Wednesday 30th July

Wednesday. A strange, dream-laden night. A sluggish slow-to-wake up start to the morning. A day that improved as it went along :-)

Joys, gratitude and happiness:

  • lovely encouraging support from my walking group ladies. I shall get back to them soon! 3 walks from home in 3 days this week. Looking good…
  • breathing mindfully, feeling the impact of increased activity, knowing that’s a positive sign. Ongoing great blood sugar results – fantastic!
  • drinking in the sights and sounds of high summer in the English countryside: wide blue skies; golden fields – of ripened grain or bird-flecked stubble; dusty green trees; the drone of a light plane in an infinite sky; the mewing cries of a pair of birds of prey disturbed as I passed under the tree in which they sat; watching them fly low on strong wings; warm sunshine on my back; soughing breezes in the branches…
  • taking the plunge and starting a blog where I can save my gratitudes. I’ve been thinking about doing this for ages. I’ve finally set it up and am copying over the entries from here. So good to revisit these entries :-)
  • book club: always fun, it seemed particularly unruly lively this evening. In a good way!

‘When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.’ ~Marcus Aurelius


Collectorofcats No matter where I go in the future I'll remember 43 things.

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looks like it could have been taken on our drive home yesterday. We traveled the scenic route through the countryside alongside pastures and cornfields.

Saraband savouring the simple things


It was taken about 1/4 mile from our house, between out village and the next. Nice to think of you enjoying similar scenes :)

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