May 112012

Monkees and Friends…

The totals are in. The Love Flash Mob is done.

Our total: $82,874.93

In 51 hours. With a $25 maximum donation. I’ll have to double check our numbers, but I think 5,000 people donated. We will be able to buy both vans. Top of the line vans. We might even be able to throw in some gas money.  Maybe we’ll add hot pink Monkee rims, not sure.*

We need to take some time to let this sink in . . . to think about what that last 51 hours says about us, about people, about the world. I know I need some time. I’m stepping away from the computer, walking outside, raising my face toward that warm sun and repeating THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

Then I am going to do no work for the rest of the day. None at all. None for the blog, none for the book, none for my house. Just resting and happying. We work and then we rest.

I’m going to post my official thank you tomorrow morning. For now, let us just Be Still and Know that LOVE WINS.

My Love and Respect and Eternal Gratitude,


*Please know that we will not really be spending your money on hot pink Monkee rims for the vans. I might get some though.

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  71 Responses to “We Did It”

  1. My daughter and I were so excited to participate…this is an amazing group of people that can do anything. Agree that love wins. Thanks Glennon for everything.

  2. amazing news. Thank you for the chance to be part of it.

  3. The best news I have had all week! It is truly amazing that something so simple can have such a profound impact on the lives of others. Thank you so much Glennon for creating this space for us and all of the background work it takes to make this magic happen.

  4. They should have vanity plates with something Monkee-ified on them. :)

  5. Yay love and monkees. Note to Craig, G wants hot pink tire rims (hint for Mother’s Day). Go love!!!!!!

  6. Ay
    double u

    My inner cheerleader is shaking her pompoms with joy!

  7. Is it too late to add my contribution? I am so impressed… It’s amazing what we can do when everyone is in it together.

    If there’s still a way to contribute, please let me know, Glennon!

    Thank you.

    • Casey,

      Stay tuned. G will work her magic again in no time… if you want to donate right now – there are lots of postings on the facebook Momastery page with needs that different people have. Or, I think the Monkee See, Monkee Do foundation takes donations all the time? I’m not positive on that – but am pretty sure. :)

    • I found it – here is where you can donate online to Monkee See-Monkee Do :)

  8. Rock on, Sistas’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  10. Amazing. Glad to be a part of it all. Best wishes to the recipients and their families and lots of love to them and prayers!

  11. I am so honored and feel blessed that I was able to be a part of this and that these families will have one weight lifted off their shoulders. I love the hot pink monkee rims those would rock! We did it all of us with our donations,our prayers our love and support. WE showed the world that we belong to each other,take care of each other and that LOVE ALWAYS WINS! Thank you for this place. I cannot wait to hear how happy the families are. This is an amazing end to my friday!
    Love you all!

  12. Agape. Pure agape love. So blessed to be a part of it all.

  13. Thank you so much for featuring the Marchants! They are a beautiful family (inside and out) and will appreciate this gift more than they’ll ever be able to express! Thank you to all who donated and to Glennon for making this happen!

  14. If you get yourself the pink rims, you have to contrive a way to get a photo of the car with your husband behind the wheel for us. Because, unless you force the issue, the day those rims go on the car will be the end of his use of that car.

  15. PLEASE follow up with pictures of those new wheels and the families’ reactions- that’s the reward!

  16. Love this!

    Sometimes I fantasize about being rich and being able to play Fairy Godmother, but being a small part of something like this might be better. I really believe God blesses those times when we give generously, expecting no reward.

    Tomorrow I will be hiking 12.5 miles with my 8 year old to raise money for a summer camp for critically ill children. It will be a Hard Thing for both of us, but since we are doing it for others and doing it together, I know we’ll make it!

    So proud of this group and so thankful for G and Lou.

  17. Yes!

  18. It’s SO GREAT to know that GOOD can still prevail! How good does it feel to be a part of something so fabulous!

  19. WOW! I was late to the party – had my head deep in work, but will definitely keep a look out for the next Love Flash Mob!! Thanks for all you ALL do!!

  20. AMEN!!!!

  21. Amazeballs

  22. Praise God!

  23. Brings tears to my eyes……it is TRULY better to give than receive!!!

  24. This just makes my heart sing that my $20 contributed to something so HUGE! Amazing how this reinforces that as one person you CAN make a difference. And yes Glennon – take the rest of the day off and just continue to “happy”!!!

  25. Yay! Happy Mothers Day, Monkees! Blessings for everyone!!!!

  26. This is amazing, just amazing. I am speechless with goosebumps. Rock on!

  27. YAY!!! 😀

  28. Simply amazing, love really does win.

  29. Thank you for providing a place where we can do more to help each other. I love the scriptures that talk about giving succor, lifting up those that are down, caring and loving others. It is wonderful to hand $10 or $20 to someone in need, but it is really amazing to give that same amount in a HUGE effort and see it make an ENORMOUS difference in someone else’s life. So many people can spare small amounts but don’t feel like it can really do much good for someone. But it is remarkable that we have a place to give ‘the widow’s mite’ and see the way the Lord can magnify our efforts and our offerings into something truly extraordinary. I’m so grateful that you have this place where that can happen. It is a blessing.

  30. O M G.

    Honored & pleased to have been part of this. Thank you to all.

    O M G.

  31. To all those people who thought they had nothing and couldn’t make a difference, there were several of us who thought that, and then decided to give $5. I know there were many more who donated $25. Together, every single donation made a huge difference. Together, every single donation came together in just 51 litlle bitty hours and created $82,874.93. That’s a lot of money people!!! That’s amazing Glennon! I’m pretty sure there were some who never doubted WE’D do it, but there were some who wondered. Question answered. Yes, Love does win. Love does win!

    • Sorry – still on a roll. So, basically, in exactly 2 months time, we Monkees made a HUGE difference to some people, including ourselves and we raised over $100,000 together. Starting Feb 09. That’s amazing to me! What a way to start a weekend.

    • So… I’m a nerd. I just did the math (roughly). $82,000 in 5,000 donations is roughly $16 plus change each. So, really – if you consider $15 the average… it means an equal number of people *may* have donated $5 as $25. I am AMAZED by this. I LOVE it.

      I just asked my husband to guess how much the Monkees raised in 51 hours with a max donation of $25 each… he guessed $5,000. His jaw dropped when I told him the total (he’s been working nights this week so we haven’t had much time to catch up… as every time we try to have a conversation one of “the beasts” interrupts for some whining need… like being fed… AGAIN!)

      I am in awe. I am inspired. I am blessed to have been a part of this… to continue to BE a part of this community.

      LOVE WINS!!! :)

      • I’m one of the fivers! We just hit a rough patch with our cash flow, but when I saw Glennon was doing it again, I turned to my husband with puppy-dog eyes and said, “Please can we spare just $5?” And of course he said yes, he didn’t even need the puppy-dog eyes, those were just for good measure. I would never dream of putting $5 in a pot with someone else’s $1,000 donation… but knowing that mine won’t be alone or looked down on, well… The $25 limit is pure genius. It feels powerful to give even five bucks. Together we do great things.

        • Back in my church-going days, I once heard a parable about church offerings.  I’m not gonna go read the whole beginning of the New Testament to find it now; I’m grumpy & didn’t sleep well & my daughter won’t eat breakfast & all the kids wanna do is watch crap on Netflix & yadayadayada.  But I recall that a rich guy came to church & dumped a bag of gold in the plate.  Then a politician or something showed up & did the same thing.  Huge sums of money that didn’t make a dent in the two donors’ wealth.  Then a poor woman showed up & shamefacedly dropped her last quarter in the plate & Jesus said she was the holiest of the three & her gift was the most valuable because she gave ALL SHE COULD.

          I probably made a mess of the actual passage there.  It’s probably nothing like what I just wrote.  I couldn’t care less.  Neither should you.  Never be embarrassed to place your $5.00 gift beside the $1,000 one that’s prettier, or larger, or has more flashy bits, or requires more batteries than yours does.  The saying goes, “it’s the thought that counts,” but I think it should read, “it’s ONLY the thought that counts.  The gift is just a vehicle one uses to convey that thought.”

  32. Love wins!

    The world is filled with so much sadness, but little sections of it, like here on Momastery, there is joy and even yes a place for love to win.

    Thank you Glennon, thank you to all the other Monkees who made it happen!

  33. Stunning! The magnificence of human beings never ceases to amaze me, and bring me to my knees with gratitude for being part of the human race, even and in spite of our occasional moments of forgetting.

    Thank you, Glennon, for galvanizing your Monkees with a pure heart. Just lovely.

    Susan Stiffelman

  34. I’m sitting here with a huge s***-eating grin on my face. Sorry to be rude but it’s how I feel and it is so amazingly GOOD! Way to go, Monkees! Love, Love, Love!

  35. thank you, glennon. thank you, lou. thank you, Sister. thank you, claudia and thank you, mindy.

    thank you, thank you, thank you.

  36. So happy to have been a part of such an awesome act of love on the part of so many. May the recipients be blessed, may you be blessed and may the world somehow see and know that love between people that we don;t even know PREVAILS! Love you and all the other Monkees and Donkees out there! <3

  37. It’s a feel good kind of day!

  38. amazing .. just imagining what MORE we can do together.!!uhuuu!!

  39. It is so very satisfying that each of us can donate only what we can and help God make miracles! Thanks for the opportunity Glennon

  40. Absolutely incredible! Amazing. It says a lot. So encouraging!!!

  41. The THANK YOU goes to you. Look what you started! The former school teacher in me says, “Give yourself a huge pat on the back” and enjoy your rest.

  42. I am so happy to have been just a small part of this. I am reminded of these words in the song Follow You by Leeland:

    Use my hands, use my feet
    To make your kingdom come
    Through the corners of the earth
    Until your work is done
    ‘Cause Faith without works is dead
    And on the cross your blood was she’d
    So how could I not give it away so freely?

    Could not have asked for a better way to start this Mother’s Day weekend than to help two very deserving moms!!

  43. Good work, Mama Monkee, good work! And, Glennon, you should most definitely get hot pink Monkee rims for your car! :)

  44. people are people rock (from Bilbao, Spain)

  45. YAYER!!!

  46. It feels good to be a small part of something so big!

    Thanks Glennon!

  47. I have nothing to offer here other than a very contented sigh. Aahhhh… :-)

  48. You lead by example, and I am happy to follow. Love you.

  49. I am so moved by this incredible accomplishment . . . and so HONORED to have been a part of it! Thank you, Glennon, for all that you do.

  50. So happy this all came together! I’m grateful that I found this blog so I could be a part of this inspiring love flash mob. Helping someone in their time of need feels amazing!

  51. I liked the idea of helping the two recipient families with some money for their increased car insurance. And, I KNEW we could do this! We can do hard things, but this one was simple. We all just gave what we could, and there are LOTS of us.

    I read all of this to my husband this morning (from my iPhone on the way to work), and he was impressed. And he’s not easily impressed.

    • Can we buy them “We can do hard things” or “Love Wins” signs from Barn Owl Primitives for their homes??? If there’s anything leftover?? :)

  52. I love being a Monkee!!! Being the change we want to see in the world one person at a time!

  53. Simply amazing….♥

  54. So happy to have been a part of it. My the recipients be blessed, blessed, blessed!

  55. So honored to have been a part of this. Love and prayers to both of those deserving women, and to all of you.

  56. Good people are the bomb.

  57. The pink monkee rims might make finding your car easier for you, G! I think it’s a great idea, and I *know* Craig will love them!

  58. today I really, really needed proof that love wins. Thank you.


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