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.

  • A hydrocephalic boy (4 yrs.), cardiac arrest, successful CPR, the relief on his mom’s face.
  • A perfect performance after a stinko rehearsal.
  • Playing one of Chopin`s Nocturnes at midnight.
  • Hearing the thunder of your Harley along a deserted rural country road decorated with the varicolored leaves of fall.
  • Pay Day!!!
  • Singing in a choir and getting it just right so that the hairs on the back of your neck stand up on end.
  • Knowing that you are great because you were born in Chernovtsy :-).
  • Your favorite song on the radio that you haven’t heard in ages.
  • Death by chocolate!!
  • Seeing the sky with a dark orange-y red sky behind with interspersed jet trails.
  • A back scratch.
  • My husband de-icing my car for me every morning.
  • Being 22 years old and liking Winnie the Pooh!
  • Playing the cello, every day, rain or shine.
  • Touching someone’s arm just long enough for them to know how you feel.
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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 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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