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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Someone needed a little help!

Well, I am always trying to do the right thing. I never expect nothing in return. One day I was leaving Wal-Mart, I was putting groceries in my car, this lady came up to me out of the blue and said “could you spare a little cash or can you go in the store and buy me a few things like milk and cereal so I can feed my kids. I thought WOW this is truly unexpected! I said to her as she stood in front of me burdened with guilt having to ask me for help. She replied to me as I stood for a short few seconds, “If I see you here again I promise to pay you back, She said” she went to this store often”. I said to here this is what I have left after shopping I pulled every bit of cash I had out of my wallet and handed it to her, the amount was around $26 and some change. I told her to not worry herself about paying me back because If she ever gets into a better situation just to help someone like I helped you. Her eyes watered up with gratitude that a stranger without hesitation took her word and never once questioned her intentions. The lady gave me a huge hug and walked off toward Wal-Mart entering as I started putting my groceries into my car. She disappeared into the crowd of shoppers. This was such a eye opening moment in my life. I was a single mother with one child trying to make ends meet myself working at a job that paid $6.65 hr. I never question peoples intentions, you don’t have to walk in there foot steps. I just thank God for what I have, I keep moving on having faith, making everyday count by making a difference rather it be large or small. I Just want to make a difference for someone! If you don’t believe or if you do believe in a higher power, we all have a choice to make a difference.


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