Dr. Otaigbe’s Wisdom & Humor Newsletter

Let’s learn patience and calmness from the snail.

A snail was climbing a cherry tree on a windy day in the forest. Some nearby birds began to make fun of him. Laughing hysterically, one bird asked, "How long will it take this slowpoke of a creature to get to the top of the tree?" Another mocked, ”Why don't you just stop wasting your time?” ”Go home!" Others squawked, "There are no more berries on the tree."

”There will be some when I get there," the snail replied calmly.

~Retold from Brian Cavanaugh