Life’s Inspirations

Some time ago I conducted a project during which I asked visitors to my site to tell me what inspires them—things they consider “natural highs.” As a result of this effort, I’ve collected more than two thousand statements, which I am happy to present here.

So as not to overwhelm you, I’ve configured this page to display several such statements at random. You can see a new set by reloading the page.

  • Being in Cardiff Arms Park when Wales score against England in rugby.
  • Finally benching more than your own (rather large) weight.
  • Knowing you have the freedom to do what you want but knowing that everyone has to work for it!
  • Eating a dozen donuts in the nude.
  • Waking up not having anyone special, and going to bed believing you may have found her.
  • Being 22 and still be able to look the stars with a 4 year old kid’s eyes.
  • Your favorite pair of old, yet really comfortable jeans.
  • Dean from “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac.
  • Sniffing the first daffodil in the spring and noticing the “spring” smell in the air.
  • When my 20 year old son called me at work and said, “Is this the lady that makes the best peanut butter eggs in the world?…Can I have some?”.
  • Watching kids growing up. Not your own, of course!
  • Eating two large pizzas.
  • Having A Spring day in February, In Indiana.
  • Calling an old high school friend and finding out that they still like the same things that interest you.
  • Seeing the first rose bud come out on the rosebush you got as a gift.

About the Author

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive cybersecurity experience. He builds innovative endpoint defense solutions as VP of Products at Minerva Labs. Beforehand, he was responsible for security product management at NCR Corp. Lenny also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. An engaging presenter, he speaks at industry events, writes articles and has co-authored books. Lenny has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation, has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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