UPDATE FOR MAY 13, 2015: CALLING ALL LOVE NINJAS!!! TOMORROW IS LOVE FLASH MOB DAY!!! THURSDAY 5/14 9:00 AM ET #LoveFlashMob!!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
I am so nervous. This one has been in the works for weeks and the hopes and dreams of so many BRUTIFUL WARRIORS are all tied up in how tomorrow goes. It feels like all year we say that We Belong To Each Other and Love Wins and We Can Do Hard Things and on Love Flash Mob day the world says: Okay. THEN PROVE IT.
We’ll prove it tomorrow. We always do. But that won’t keep me from being up all night tonight, I’ll tell ya that much. Because tomorrow is a BIG DEAL. Tomorrow is when we prove that this world is cozier and more connected than most dare to guess. It’s when we prove we’re not really alone. Or, even if we are, we’re alone TOGETHER.
So this is me sending out hundreds of thousands of invitations to tomorrow’s party and praying people come. The vulnerability is ACHY. Come. Bring your friends. Actually: think of your three bravest, kindest friends and tag them here; tell them who we are and what we do. Recruit more Love Ninjas, friends!! TRUST ME: TOMORROW WE ARE GOING TO NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET. And then, as always…just show up. Don’t miss a chance to be part of the miracle. And please send prayers/ energy to the Together Rising Board and Volunteers- they’ve donated hundreds of hours to this project already, and they won’t sleep tonight either. Mostly because I’ll be calling them every hour. You might want to add a prayer of thanks that you’re not on the Board.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
Check our last Love Flash Mob results below — that’s the magic we made last year! See you HERE tomorrow (Thursday 5/14 9:00 AM ET) to do it again!!!
Results of Angels & Warriors Love Flash Mob May 14, 2014:
You guys. You did it. Together, We Did Hard Things.
$100,000 in 6.5 hours. $150,000 in 13 hours. Total in 24 hours: $162,952.53.
More than 8,000 donations. Average donation: roughly $20.
All five families will get what they needed from us.
So here’s the truth: We live in a world where people believe that We Belong To Each Other. We live in a world where people give away hard-earned money to strangers. We live in a world where Love Wins. And we have PROOF. Right here.
I still cannot stop crying and I will never, ever forget this day for as long as I live and I love you. I LOVE YOU. Liz gets to call the five families from yesterday’s essay and tell them that YOU CAME THROUGH for them. She gets to call them and tell them that Help is Coming.
You guys. THANK YOU. I cannot believe I get to do this life with you. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT. HOW DID WE GET SO LUCKY???? TO FALL TOGETHER AND THEN WALK THROUGH LIFE TOGETHER?? TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THIS CRAZY, UNBELIEVABLE, GRACE-FILLED CREW?? All the tears. I cannot believe I have any tears LEFT.
When I e-mailed Amy about the Love Flash Mob results, she wrote back this: “G, I have no words. Actually, I have one word: Mindy.”
Yes. That’s the word: Mindy. Thanks for your help today, Min.
Yours Forever and Ever and Ever and Ever-
G and Sister and Allison and Amy and Liz
The love that you pour out in these Love Flash Mobs continues year-round through the life-giving work of Monkee See – Monkee Do. Because MSMD is run by an all-volunteer Board, we have no overhead so all of your donations go directly to families. If you would like to to the MSMD general fund that supports families throughout the year, you may do so by clicking the button below. Your gifts help us sprinkle more of your radical, wild love all over other warrior families. As always, we will tell you ALL ABOUT IT. Because, of course, you ARE it. We can do hard things, Monkees. Together, We Can Do Hard Things. We DID hard things.
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