The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
The writer found herself, in her mid-30s, stricken with a very mysterious illness that left her in bed, lacking the energy to even get up. A friend brought her a violet plant with a snail, and the snail became a pet. He got his own terrarium, and the writer spent lots of time observing, listening, and befriending the snail. She researched snails and came to appreciate the snail's world.
A short, little book, but it's lovely. I read it slowly, and it made good bedtime reading. It might make you appreciate the little things in life more.