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.

  • Falling asleep in the sun on a cool day.
  • Getting a strike in bowling.
  • Wednesday football in University.
  • Listening to my 10 year old play and talk all by herself.
  • Your 4 month old sleeping through the night.
  • An empty laundry basket.
  • Making love in you car on a rainy day…
  • A warm bubble bath.
  • Reading the sports page barefoot with the warm sun on your shoulders.
  • Eating a peanut butter and pickle sandwich no matter who thinks it’s gross.
  • Finishing off the last level of Doom 2.
  • Eating a pool of jello while in France sunbathing next to many slender busty beautiful women with blond hair.
  • Getting pictures back from the developer and seeing that they’re really good.
  • The aroma of homemade bread lingering in the house.
  • Knowing that you just made peace with a former enemy.

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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