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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LauralyBeautiful in Ontario is doing 22 things including…

send love, hope and healing wishes to Livyru

40 cheers


LauralyBeautiful has written 4 entries about this goal

I saw this

and thought of you. I hope you like it.

Just wanted to say

I’m thinking of you today.

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Dragonflies for you

In Japan, dragonflies are symbolic of victory in battle as well as happiness, courage and strength.

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Blessing Way

“It is not the arithmetic of our prayers, how many they are: nor the rhetoric of our prayers, how eloquent they are; nor the geometry of our prayers, how long they be; nor the music of our prayers, how sweet our voice may be; nor the logic of our prayers, how argumentative they may be; nor the method of our prayers, how orderly they may be—which God cares for. Fervency of spirit is that which availeth much.” – William Lee

In some cultures, there is a ritual called a Blessing Way that is bestowed upon pregnant women as a way to honor her transition into motherhood. While this isn’t the Blessing Way of pregnancy, my hope is it can be no less joyful for you.

We are all mortals, we are all dying, and we’ve all grouped together to show you support. You’re not alone. Please accept our wishes for your well being.

I’ve always enjoyed reading the prayers you post and pass on, and this poem for whatever reason this poem by Ellen Bass always reminds me of you. If you haven’t read it before, I think you may like it.

Love, love, love.

LauralyBeautiful has gotten 40 cheers on this goal.


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