You know what I love most about writing a little blog? The fact that anything and everything can inspire me to write a post!!!! Ok, so you probably think that I’m bored, have run out of ideas and need to borrow from a Disney show called Phineas & Ferb to write about – but it really isn’t the case! Why? Because Phineas and Ferb make for EXCELLENT blogging inspiration! 🙂
For those of you who a) don’t have cable or b) consider yourselves too “adult” to watch the Disney channel – let me introduce you to two very popular characters: Phineas and Ferb. Despite the fact that its animated, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show! (and yes, a little ashamed of it as well :)) Phineas and Ferb who are 2 step brothers, come up with an exciting adventure they will do that day while enjoying their summer vacation. Yes, the entire show is one big summer vacation.
I think this alone, watching a show about enjoying summer vacation is fun and exciting ! But what’s really awesome about these two brothers (and their pet Platypus Perry) is the fact that they never waste a day ! Ever ! Every day, these guys work on building something better, more fun, more exciting than the day before and each day they outdo themselves —
A few weeks ago, Disney premiered a special hour long Phineas & Ferb – called “The Summer Belongs to You.” Among the many humorous lines throughout (and musical numbers) I love Phineas’s attitude. He tells Ferb: “ With the summer almost over, what have we accomplished?…. we’ve hardly done anything. We need a REAL challenge.” ” (I watched the clip on Youtube to get the quotes accurate :)) So in this episode, to really do something that really surpasses anything they’ve ever done, Phineas & Ferb decide on the summer equinox (longest day of the year) to travel around the world in such a way that they GAIN sunlight hours – thereby making it the longest day of sunlight ever! Along the way, they visit famous countries such as Japan and France, and of course they come across some bumps along the way, ending up stranded on an island for a bit .. (don’t worry they get home safely)
Ok, so what’s the connection to the 5 Pillars of Health? Well, truthfully – nothing – I just love these guys, so I felt I owed them a blog post 🙂
But in reality I love how this show reminds us that kids need to be kids … these guys are the ideal “campers” enjoying their summers and having fun. They seize the day – each day – and never just sit around waiting for something or someone to come along and entertain them. (aka TV or the Wii).
Each day, sitting under their oak tree Phineas comes up with an idea and with enthusiasm proclaims: “Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today!” (it’s the classic line) And in doing so, they get all their friends involved in their adventures always having an exciting day.
Don’t you wish YOU had a Phineas & Ferb to hang out with in the summer? 🙂 I know I do !