These ostomates remind us to find balance—staying humble during life's highs and hopeful during its lows.

Why do some of the best lessons in life have to come from the most painful experiences? I guess because they're the same lessons that can make us better, more humble people.

We found eight ostomates who have discovered just that.

1. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

2. Be unapologetically glamorous.

3. Life is full of uncertainties. It’s up, it’s down. It’s bad, it’s good. Seize the day!

4. Remember what's really important.

5. You’ll never know all the people who are behind you 1000%.

6. It's never too late to be who you want to be.

7. After all you’ve been through, you deserve an awesome life. 

8. When you have good news to share, tell the world.

Dear ostomates, you deserve to feel happy. The kind of happiness that inspires others because it's so contagious and real. Our lives feel more connected than ever.

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