I was watching my dogs play and thinking about how they were rescued.
Norton was living behind a dumpster. Buddy was found as a puppy in a box with his siblings and they had been abandoned. Joey and Blue were both strays found on the side of the road. Most of them exhibited signs of abuse.
With time, each dog discovered this would be their forever home. They would always be loved and have plenty of food. As they relaxed and grew comfortable in their new home, their true personalities began to shine through.
They all live in the moment and never dwell on their past. They are happy and care free. I admire them for that ability.