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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woodstockdc in Washington, D.C. is doing 16 things including…

find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year

18 cheers

 

woodstockdc has written 432 entries about this goal

11 September 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- beautiful blue skies and cool Fall air

This made me happy today:
- Developing a new, healthy habit of eating at the table instead of in front of the TV



10 September 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- a new morning walk route that showed me a new part of the neighborhood

This made me happy today:
- excellent, homemade dinner
- being able to shake off the day’s bad mood before I got home.



09 September 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- a beautiful fall day
- bike paths to ride on

This made me happy today:
- extra long (18+ miles) bike ride
- chicken salad lunch
- getting in and out of the grocery store in under an hour



08 September 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- people in my life who listen to the answers when they ask me questions
- the power stayed on after a huge storm

This made me happy today:
- learning more about trees in a great class



05 September 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- Another chance to try to be the person I want to be.
- A quiet day at work.

This made me happy today:
- Long morning walk.
- Getting chores done efficiently after work.



26 August 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- having someone in my life who counters my natural inertia
- bike rides

This made me happy today:
- cool, overcast day
- tasty lunch after some good exercise
- stumbling upon a cultural festival for a culture not my own
- beautiful, colorful costumes with bells on



25 August 2012

Today I am grateful form:
- that my sweetie cares for my mother; I don’t have to worry if anything happens to me

This made me happy today:
- rain
- fresh blueberries
- blues music



24 August 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- the weekend

This made me happy today:
- good baseball game
- free ice cream



23 August 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- my thoughtful spouse who did a whole bunch of chores while both working at home and supervising a house repair

This made me happy today:
- how nice the house looks clean
- not having to be in charge of all the house repair stuff
- left over pizza for dinner
- 11,000+ steps



22 August 2012

Today I am grateful for:
- the sun on my face

This made me happy today:
- the morning walk featuring silly puppies



woodstockdc has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.

 

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