You decide to be happy. Do not wait for the poverty to be over so that you can smile. Rich people can be happy; a poor man can decide to be happy and he will be. Do not wait for the tears to abate so that you can laugh. Comfortable people are happy; people awash in tears can also be happy if they so choose. Do not demand that your neighbor forgive before you would forgive. No one wins with unforgiving; the sooner you forgive, the sooner you will be happy. Now that is something new indeed. It is the reversal of all that people held to be true.