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.

  • A special glance.
  • Seeing someone you love do something outstanding.
  • That one beautiful picture of your child out of an otherwise terrible roll of film.
  • When a pack of gum lasts a whole week!!!
  • Cooking for your girlfriend’s family and having them not only like it, but ask you to cook again later that week.
  • Getting an unexpected inheritance.
  • Paychecks.
  • Cooking your lover’s favourite dish and watching him enjoy it thoroughly (And making love after that).
  • A new mountain bike.
  • Sex at 6:00 Monday morning with your wife.
  • Picking up the phone and hearing, “We’d like to offer you the position….”.
  • The anticipation of a trip with old college friends.
  • Making up silly song titles whilst out walking the dog.
  • In the dead of winter, lying in a clean bed after a hot bath and feeling the soft sheets on your toes.
  • Walking through a toy store and remembering when that was your life.

About the Author

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and technology leader with extensive information security experience. He builds innovative endpoint defense solutions as VP of Products at Minerva. He also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. Lenny frequently speaks at industry events, writes articles and has co-authored books. He 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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