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.

  • Dreaming.
  • Slow dancing to ‘Everything I Do’ with the one you love.
  • A new job (with a good salary—of course!).
  • Watching my five and ten year old grand daughters dance at their dance recital at Christmas time.
  • Having the dignity not to take him back again.
  • Fridays at 4:00!
  • Going to the doctor, and finding out that this visit doesn’t need a copayment.
  • Eating fresh baked bread w/strawberry jam in the rain, covered only by a gazebo.
  • A nap on cool sheets after a day at the beach.
  • Waking up from a deep sleep after a bout with the flu — and feeling clear-headed again.
  • The gift of being the first one down the mountain after a fresh snowfall; quiet all around you, sparkly gemstones in the snow.
  • Warm towels after a shower.
  • Finding lovely old books in a charity shop and squirelling them home.
  • Letting go of someone who hurt you, and through all the pain still knowing you did what was best.
  • Getting an A+ in a language class, and it’s your fiance’s native language!

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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