About Monkee See--Monkee Do

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ― Mother Teresa

“If we find peace among the monkees, it is because we remember.” – Glennon Doyle Melton

Monkee See – Monkee Do started with a blog.  Glennon Doyle Melton decided it was time to disarm and tell her truth recklessly. By being her real self in life and on Momastery.  No mask, no hiding, no pretending.   She quickly found that it was more fun to say things that made other women feel more hopeful about themselves and God than it was to say or omit things to make them feel jealous of her.  And her readers responded.  A small group of women started meeting each day and connecting by not only sharing their joy and their sameness, but by sharing their pain and their differences.  They even shared their loneliness, their jealousies, and many good laughs.

Now a whole community of women were telling their truth and working hard to understand one another. People who were very different, but who had the common goal of understanding and loving each other better.

Quite unexpectedly, they felt so deeply connected it filled them up. And once women fill up, they tend to spill out and overflow. They wanted other women to join them and feel better too.  So they reached out to a couple of hurting women who needed help.

What they found was that helping these women further healed their own broken hearts. And they began to believe what they had been taught as young girls, that giving is as much for the giver as it is for the receiver.   When they added up all of their little offerings of time, money, and talent, together they could make amazing things happen.  Things they never could have done alone.  This created a deep sense of belonging to one another.

Monkee See —  Monkee Do is the natural outpouring generated by these women’s small efforts.  It’s a helping, healing revolution.