As Long As I die Doing Something I Love | I’m Happy…

This is what My dad always used to say… he was Paragliding well into his 70’s!!


Firstly, I must apologise – I haven’t blogged ‘live’ for ages….

I have shared older ‘goodie blogs’ but not a recent blog..

so take this as my apology…I hope it more than makes up for it…

I just haven’t had the inspiration – or perhaps I’ve just been too busy enjoying life…

Appreciate itall Sully


and that  really captures this blog… 

I was having a conversation the other day… about ‘Adrenalin rushes’…

I like them… in fact Im thinking of my next one…

Ballon ride.. nah thats really not me

…not scary enough.. lol

I learnt something from my dad – he was still doing Paragliding in his 70’s…


As I said My dad would always say this… and I’ve kinda of adopted it..

If I die doing something I Love then I’m Happy



That stayed with me…..

I did a sky dive a few years ago -tell you it was just bliss….

Beautiful day – yes a tad scary as me and my instructor jumped out of the plane..

but to see that beautiful scenery… to see ‘earth’..

well in my case, New Zealand from such a great height and then slow travelling in the air…

and at one point, ‘driving’ myself.. was just amazing and for my kids to be down

on the ground watching me.. was just incredible…


and I remember that going through my head,

both preparing for it and doing it ‘If I die doing this, I least Im happy.’..

have to say – wasn’t an easy thought as three of the people

I love most in the world were watching me (my kids and my fur baby)

However you just Have to go with your heart !!I did a bungee –21 years + ago,second year in New Zealand.. wow what a buzz that was...and people will say

‘Oooh How can you trust the plane or this or that’…

and you can’t..This is Me Just before My Sky Dive… Buzzing Absolutely…Helen Lingard

Think it probably helped – I was doing a tandem LolThere are no guarantees in Life…and if you wait for guarantees,you would sit at home all night.. doing nothing




So yes this Is Now My Mantra 🙂 and the way I feel about others….

If I die doing something I Love then I’m Happy


(No this is not me.. however this WAS me… and yes scary as hell ..but OH so worth it:)

You can go tomorrow – crossing the road…

You can drop down dead tomorrow… sorry was that a bit of a shock to you? lol..

I am sorry – however it is the Truth… hence why we just have to Sieze the day…

I just picked this out of a beautiful post by a young man who was given a death sentence…

In all honesty – WE are ALL going to die.. the Difference is Most of Us… don’t know..


Let me just emphasize here, Im not saying

Everyone has to sky dive or Bungee.. each to their own..


What I am saying is Live your Life –

Take Chances…..

Grab Those Chances…


Where as some people are told ‘You have 4 months to live…. That could be Any of Us…

Anyway – this young man – wrote this down, thanks Caroline for sharing...

If I die doing something I Love then I’m Happy

Helen Lingard

Don’t waste your time on work that you don’t enjoy.

It is obvious that you cannot succeed in something that you don’t like.

Patience, passion, and dedication come easily only when you love what you do.

It’s stupid to be afraid of others’ opinions.

Fear weakens and paralyzes you.

If you let it, it can grow worse and worse every day until there is nothing left of you,
but a shell of yourself. Listen to your inner voice and go with it.

Some people may call you crazy, but some may even think you‘re a legend.

Take control of your life Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you.

Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life.

Find a sport that makes you happy.

Most of all, don’t procrastinate.

Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.

Appreciate the people around you

Your friends and relatives will always be an infinite source of strength and love.. (or maybe not.. they do Love you.. however strangely their way of showing it can be…me Helen adding this little gem)

That is why you shouldn’t take them for granted. –


See more of this post  here

For me, this applies whether you are dying or not……

and if you still have doubts.. then take a look at this…


1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”


2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”


3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”


4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

“Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”


5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”

What’s your greatest regret so far, and what will you set out to achieve or change before you die?

 Sourced from here..



So Live your Life..

LOVE your Life…

Its for Living 🙂

Its For Loving… Be YOU

And Spread your Love and Happiness Far and Wide.. and Remember as Long

as You Die doing something you love.. Be happy 🙂

Ensure that WHEN you do go – whether thats tomorrow or 20 years..

that You are Know

You Lived Life to the Fullest

You Loved Yourself Fully 

You Loved Others Fully

When You Do All This –

You are Happier and You Attract Everything You Ever Wanted.. its that Easy…


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Helen Lingard


  1. Hi Helen,

    I really enjoyed reading this blog. You share a fantastic lesson in living life to our greatest abilities and to enjoy life☺

  2. Shaun Trewern says:

    I laughed out loud when you pointed out that not everybody has to sky dive or bungy jump!! I’m really not an adrenaline junky anymore.

    What a wonderful lesson though in how to live life! Great post Helen.

    • Helen Lingard says:

      THanks Shaun – I realised on writing it – that Not Everyone wants to do the same as me !! … glad you appreciated it 🙂 !!

  3. Liz Powell says:

    So beautifully said, Helen!

  4. Most people die by the age of 30 (because they have given up on their dreams), but go one living as ’empty’ vessels walking the planet. If you are going to live, Live! I would rather die trying to live my dreams than be willing to settle for the BS that most of our society has already bought into. Powerful messages lately Helen!