One thing many ostomates have in common is their ability to encourage others. Take a look at this list of 10 inspirational recaps from the past year on Instagram that brings new meaning to the words, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Celebrate endings. They're the start of new beginnings. 

Be honestly thankful for every breath you take.

CHEERS! To you for encouraging others to keep going.

Be true to yourself, help others, and make each day count.

The new year brings a fresh start, a reset all, a saving grace.

Genuine happiness creates truly meaningful connections.

May a new chapter of your life be even better than the last.

Thank you for sharing your joys, struggles, and triumphs. Your stories have touched our lives and connected us in a significant way. Welcome, 2018! We're happy you're here!