This past Saturday morning I spent a good hour curled up in bed reading Becoming, a coffee table book by Cindy Crawford. It consists of 50 personal essays in honor of her 50th birthday with beautiful imagery shot by the worlds most iconic photographers. I read the book cover to cover and found her life story inspiring with an authentic glimpse into the world of the original supermodel. What I appreciate about Cindy is her ability to take modeling to an art form. She has a strong work ethic, possesses humility in a world of excessive vanity, and has the beauty and the brains if you will. I enjoyed reading about her humble beginnings in Illinois, her rise to fame and all the life lessons she learned along the way. What I got from her story is her enormous sense of gratitude. Her thoughts on aging, gave me something to think about. Facing reality instead of fighting it is the key to growing old gracefully. Though a decade away I am storing Cindy’s words of wisdoms!