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 your 2 yr. old inbred dog fetch a stick for the first time.
  • Discovering that the girl you’ve been jealous of really admires you.
  • Setting the hook and knowing it is a big fish.
  • Sending care packages to your only son when he goes off to college. For any celebration at all. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s day, St.Patrick’s day, whatever.
  • Reading and re-reading all of Walker Percy’s novels.
  • Wiener dogs.
  • Buying gifts for the one you love.
  • The couch, a quilt, the dogs, a good book and a gentle rain outside.
  • Making friends all over the world and knowing that ‘one day’ you’ll meet them; dreaming of that day.
  • Swimming in ice cold water and hold your breath as long as possible.
  • Nostalgic conversations with high school friends.
  • Making a submission to this site with your incredibly talented 12 year old daughter, and finding it after the latest update!!
  • Having a pizza and must see tv night in your friends dorm room with 15 other people.
  • Holding your young child in your arms and knowing that you love each other unconditionally.
  • Just driving without any destination!

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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