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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Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.12.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for anger and being able to express it
- for mutual decisions.
- for the amazing people here at 43things. Thank you.



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.11.13

A day similar to yesterday though fortunately it was punctuated with kindness from fellow 43thingers.

There were a couple of moments of relative peace and for that I was grateful.



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.10.13

Today was one of the worst days of my life and I’m not grateful for a single thing.



Life in my tiny corner of the world :) (read all 107 entries…)
soulmates.

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

I stumbled onto this quote a few days ago and something about it stuck with me. I wonder if this is true…and, if it is, how to feel about it.



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.9.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for someone to talk to
- for anger finally bubbling to the surface and coming out
- for utter exhaustion

I did these things well:

- went to school
- helped students
- printed quizzes



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.8.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for a healthy dinner
- for warmth
- that Z’s session went so well

I did these things well:

- made quizzes
- did homework
- gave makeup quizzes



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.7.13

Today, I was grateful…

- trying something new
- for someone who thinks nothing but the best of me
- for supportive friends

I did these things well:

- was there for a friend
- did homework
- went out with my mom and aunt



Experience 100 new things while I'm 25 (read all 41 entries…)
86-90

86. Kung Fu Panda I & II I can’t believe I’ve never seen these before.

87. Psychic Tea. This was quite the interesting experience.

88. Bleu Cheese and Fig scone. Pretty good!

89. Berry and Rose (flower) Scone. Disgusting. Tasted like I drank old lady perfume.

90. First 3D movie – Jurassic Park! Loved it.



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.6.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for moments that could come straight out of a movie. “Everything I know about you, I love about you.”
- that my sister offered to see Jurassic Park in 3D with me. It was awesome.
- for getting some sleep for the first time in two weeks

I did these things well:

- went to the movies
- answered messages that I’ve not answered in far too long
- went to bed early



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.5.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for beautiful moments. This morning E came into the building, walked into my office, told me to stand up and hugged me. As this was a diversion from the usual, I asked him if he was okay. His words: “Thank you. I just had a three hour conversation with my dad that would never have been possible if I hadn’t met you. You are an amazing person.” He also told me he reached out to his estranged sister and thanked me for having a large part in changing his life. There are no words.

- for texas cheese fries and ribs. I’ll pay so dearly but it was just what I needed.
- for sunshine
- for a friend whose love, understanding and respect are exceptional

I did these things well:

- had a difficult talk
- fell and picked myself up
- spent time with my mom



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.4.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for working through a fairly big problem with a friend.
- for Kung Fu Panda II
- for a painful upcoming choice

I did these things well:

- had a couple of serious conversations
- spent time with my family
- made a tough decision



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.3.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for Psych
- for homework aids
- for going through hell

I did these things well:

- brutal honesty
- got work done
- did my duty



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.2.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for honesty
- for the exceptionally rare treat of fast food
- for tissues. lots and lots of tissues.

I did these things well:

- gave a make up
- talked a little
- was honest



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
4.1.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for spilling some of my guts. Right or wrong I’m glad it’s out there.
- for CT and brutal honesty
- for knowing that tomorrow, it will be okay.
- for bawling like a baby, more than once. The dam’s finally broken.

I did these things well:

- tried CT
- spilled
- tutored



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
3.31.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for getting some work done
- for warmer weather and getting out to the nature trail
- for a loving mauling from my dad’s dog

I did these things well:

- answered student emails
- worked on homework
- helped Z



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
3.30.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for homemade pierogi
- for time spent with my dad
- for a gut wrenching conversation.
- for Ten Commandments (and this awesome image I stumbled on as well.)

I did these things well:

- was honest
- did homework
- did grading



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
3.29.13

Today, I was grateful…

- that a former student came to visit
- that my dad’s in town
- for an improved score on this test
- for feelings. Potentially painful, inconvenient ones. I haven’t felt something like this in a long, long time. If ever.

I did these things well:

- took my exam
- spent time with my dad
- wen to bed early



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
3.28.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for space
- for realizations
- for connection with my students

I did these things well:

- answered emails
- reviewed. Fingers crossed tomorrow.
- offered support



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
3.27.13

Today, I was grateful…

- for increasing clarity
- that psych is just so damned funny. If only Shawn was real. Sigh.
- for being honest. The only way things can change.
- that we’ve been approved. Tomorrow starts a new challenge.
- for fluffy snow that allowed me to make one last snow angel

I did these things well:

- had a conversation that needed to be had
- shared
- studied a little



Attitude of Gratitude: Make Note of 3 Gratefuls & 3 Did Wells Each Day (43T) (read all 223 entries…)
3.26.13

Today I was grateful…

- for when harry met sally
- for a pointed comment making me rethink things
- for being able to spend hours in the company of someone and barely notice the time

I did these things well:

- some homework
- got quizzes prepped and ready
- prepped students for exam on Thursday



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