Snails are familiar creatures known for their shells and for being a pest to many gardens. They are eaten by many species of animal.
As the snail is slow it gathers its patience, teaching others to do the same. Patience is described as a virtue and it is the snail who wishes to see more of it.
Just as patience is taught, the snail also teaches to allow to life pass by. The snail teaches that it is okay to slow down and appreciate what is in the surroundings.
As a vulnerable creature, the snail needs to find ways to protect itself and teaches to find ways to protect the self. Danger shall come and go, where protection can be greatly helpful.