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.

  • Watching a candle burn.
  • Slam Dunk 360 degrees.
  • Finding a bathroom when you’ve been holding it for record time.
  • Silently kayaking down the wild McCloud River.
  • A cool breezy night.
  • Comfortable leather shoes.
  • The sunset over a group of trees next to a river.
  • Sitting on the bus homebound after a day of hard work and gratefully realizing you are still alive.
  • Visiting the home town where you grew up and realizing how much you have changed!
  • A two hour lunch after a grueling morning at work.
  • The majesty and complexity of Bach, the profundity and passion of Beethoven, the clarity and structure of Haydn, the humanity of Brahms, the romanticism of Tchaikovsky, and, above all, Mozart.
  • Finding out who the secret Admirer is.
  • Hitting a solid 5 iron within 2 feet of the pin.
  • Buying a pair of purple satin trainers.
  • Actually dancing with someone at a school dance.
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About the Author

Lenny Zeltser is a seasoned business and technology leader with extensive information security experience. He designs creative anti-malware solutions as VP of Products at Minerva Labs. 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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