We have friends up in Canada who just adopted a doggie from a rescue agency. You ought to see this little guy, whose name is Mocha! He's cute as a bug, with a great big grin. He's really the ant's pants, and they love him. But he was abused by his former "family." He was abused, and the abuser's wife, happily, decided to find another, better, home for him, and so they have. I am grateful that animals, many times more that humans, have the ability to forgive one abuser and trust other people not to treat them like footballs.
And of course I am also grateful for the people who take in a dog such as Brittany and Justin did, knowing that the pooch might need a little extra TLC because of his past. They are giving him the love he needs and has deserved all along.
And for a third thing for which I am grateful today, how about LOVE? The love of my wife is a greater gift than any I could dream of. We have a friend who was patient enough to wait for love to come her way, and she is now living the dreams she had only dreamed of before. And there are people who love their jobs, their hobbies, their baseball team...love takes many forms, but we ought to spend more time enjoying it and seeing others do the same, and less time deciding if a certain love is right for a certain other person.
I'd really love that.