Euphoria is a mental state of elation. It is evident by the massive peace and democracy rallies in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula, La Ceiba, Choluteca, Danli, El Progreso and other cities and towns in Honduras that there is euphoria and feelings of patriotism and national pride. For a few precious moments… time seems to stand still, and there is a “sense” that there is no blue or red in Honduras… only white. There are real opportunities present for coming together in non-partisan ways to build a better Honduras. But we can’t do this unless we first change ourselves. Remember what Ghandi said… “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

If you are intolerant of others, then the world you seek to create will also be intolerant of you. If you condemn those who dissent from your position, then your world will also have no ear or patience for you. If you choose to be unkind to anyone who disagrees with your perspective of things, then your world will demand harshly that you reverse yourself and conform. Mostly, truth is relative. Each one of us has our own set of truths, depending on our experiences, values and knowledge. Mostly, these different truths are valid. Mostly, all truths have value. So once we come down from our euphoria (or get over our sadness and confusion), the challenge will be to be kind and gracious, not just to those who shared our euphoria… but especially to the many who did not.

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