Twenty households. Five countries. A global pandemic. One shared experience. This week, people in Italy, Sweden, China, Australia and the USA have reported a shift – and despite some of the countries easing their lockdowns, this shift hasn’t been all positive. However, one of our six gathered insights around life at home during COVID-19 has, like a sunbeam through dark clouds, shone through: that among worry, financial stress and a lack of freedom, the little things are providing essential fragments of joy.