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.

  • Pay day.
  • Saying the word “Bing” over and over again…
  • Lucid dreaming.
  • Getting a letter from someone special you’ve been thinking about.
  • Waking up after a nightmare and being able to cuddle with the one you love.
  • Pepperoni pizza with Jalapeno.
  • Getting a surprise card from someone you love.
  • Baby deer playing in a field with each other.
  • Flowers in your greasy hair.
  • Falling into strange artistic moods for several days.
  • Enjoying a beer and some live jazz at some small club in New York.
  • Warm towels after a shower.
  • Laughing so hard, your stomach aches.
  • Playing the cello, every day, rain or shine.
  • Finding a really good pen and highlighter.

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. In a previous role, he was responsible for security product management at NCR Corp. Lenny also trains incident response and digital forensics professionals at SANS Institute. He frequently 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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