The book says,
You've dealt with crisis. When it concluded, did you breathe a deep sigh of relief?
Whether the crisis you faced took hours, days, weeks, or months to resolve, it probably wasn't something that inspired happiness. But that doesn't mean the next time you must deal with a crisis that you can't find a single moment of happiness during the period that crisis spans.
Perhaps it's the moment when finally you can release the tension you've held in your body and mind. Or, maybe it's the moment you realize the ordeal is finally over and the outcome is better than you thought it would be.
Whatever stage of the crisis you find yourself in, seek out that special place inside yourself where you can feel peace and joy at the miracle of being alive and out of harm's way.
Breathe deeply. Let go of the tension. Just be present in that moment and stretch it out.
Loving someone suffering the disease of addiction can be a scary place. Remind yourself often that you didn't cause it, you cannot control it and you cannot cure it. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and exhale.
Just For Today: Just Breathe!
From the book: Live Happy