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.

  • Mini-reunions with your friends and loved ones when you’re away at school.
  • Taking off my shoes.
  • Playing one of Chopin`s Nocturnes at midnight.
  • An early morning drive and breathing fresh chilled air first thing in the morning.
  • Watching Wildlife.
  • When your 5 year old sister calls to say she misses you.
  • Watching ducks swim around in a pond on a cool summer day.
  • Nutmeg, frothy, cappuccinos.
  • Watching new twin fawns playing on the lawn.
  • Playing the slot machines; knowing you have money.
  • Eating Jay’s potato chips and a Snickers candy bar together.
  • Playing “Taps” on Memorial Day and watching the freshly laid wreaths float away in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Hitting a 3 pointer in a basketball game to win the championship.
  • Walking out the door to start your vacation.
  • Playing cards in the theatre green room as you’re waiting to go on for a performance in front of hundreds of people you’ve never met.

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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