Manifestos should be big and true and saved to your computer. Here are a few I've remembered to save.
The election is over.
The votes are counted.
This is happening.
What do we do?
Do we cry? Sulk? Complain?
But let’s do this instead.
Let’s put out a call to humans.
Humans who love America
and the Earth
and other humans.
Let’s get off our butts.
Let’s be better citizens.
We lost the election.
But we found one another.
It’s nice to meet you.
There’s lots of things to do around here.
Let’s do 100 of them.
The Big Hundred 100 things to do in the first 100 days.
Boldness. It’s something that comes from boldness.
Because when you make one bold choice, you’ll feel the need to make another.
That’s what we learned when we redesigned America’s best selling car.
We made one bold choice then another and another and another and another
until we stepped back and looked at it and said, “Now THAT’S a Camry.”
A car that says, “Here I am!” not “Where am I?”
One that makes you feel a little prouder when you get in it
and a little more daring when you step out of it.
And one that inspires you to do one bold thing then another and another and another.
Until, finally, you’re the boldest you ever, driving our boldest Camry ever.
The boldly redesigned 2015 Toyota Camry.
One bold choice leads to another.
Cancer. It’s just a few ugly cells.
It’s not your red hair, or your brown eyes, or your big feet.
It’s not willpower.
Or your grit
Or your courage
Or your humor
Or your love
Or your faith.
It’s just a few ugly cells.
Maybe only 1% of your body.
Your treatment should be built around the other 99% of you.
Around your family and your job and your bowling team and your life.
The parts that make you, you.
Cancer’s a part of you. But it’s the smallest part.
Let’s make it even smaller.
Do you have a brain? A brain that thinks things?
Do you have eyes that see when they’re open?
Do you go places sometimes? And leave places other times?
Maybe you need a Yaris. It’s a car!
It has wheels! Four of them!
It has brakes!
It has windows that go up and down! Standard.
Do you have ears? Play the complete audio Twilight series or Freedom Rock with the USB plug in. No Beiber.
Do you have a butt? Maybe you’d enjoy sitting on one of four fairly comfy seats. Kind of comfortable!
Enough room for the entire cast of Cocoon! Gutenbeeeerg..
It comes in 8 colors with a soft touch dash and door pads! Sooooft touch dash..
It has a glove box the size of a giant veggie burrito. Cup holders that can hold cups! Storage pockets and shelves that fit empanadas, dim sum, and borscht! Any ethnic food!
You can drive it to your next music gathering. Book club gathering. Or Magic the Gathering. Any gathering!
It moves sometimes! It’s parked other times! And it could be yours to move or park! Because it’s yours.
Toyota Yaris. It’s a car!