Check out the blog Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. Shauna, the author, has an AMAZING upbeat attitude about life with Celiac. Whenever I hit a rough spot, I go read her blog. It's also full of good recipes.
As for good recovery stories... I'm doing pretty well with mine. I started this whole process in February where I had just accepted I was going to be sick and never fully grow out of my ADD. Then I finally got tested. Ever since I started going gluten free after my endoscopy, I am such a happier person. I can remember things more easily, my anxiety and insecurity has almost disappeared, I don't have to use my ADD meds any more and I feel great.
One of my favorite things about Celiac is that we don't need medication or anything like that. We can heal ourselves just by eating all these amazing foods that most people are never exposed to. My best advice for helping this process be more "rainbows and butterflies" is to keep an open mind and positive attitude about what you're going through. And allow yourself to feel everything. By that I mean don't try to shut down the sadness or frustration when you can't eat something you used to love. It helps it not boil up into resentment. I also tell people not to pity me when they find out that I can't eat XYZ. Finding out I have Celiac changed my life in a really positive way.
Hope that helps and makes sense