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.

  • The way you feel after an all-out crying fit.
  • Listening to my 10 year old play and talk all by herself.
  • Singing along (very loudly) to Rick Springfield (and other artists of the early ’80s) songs.
  • Being in love with my husband as much today as when I first met him.
  • Napping curled up with an infant.
  • Skiing down a hill with 40cm powder-snow—wow.
  • Reading in bed.
  • Making love under the stars.
  • Light drizzle on my face while driving.
  • Having a complete stranger tell you you look nice.
  • Your locker opening—in time for you to get to your next class!
  • A balloon.
  • Yelling at a crush just so they know they can’t overpower you, then bursting out into laughter mid yell- because he knows exactly what’s going on.
  • Painting your toe nails like a rainbow.
  • Drinking fresh squeeze orange juice.

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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