Nobody wants to be in lockdown, but there are moments of joy to be found in it.
Look around the Canberra suburbs, and you will find people looking out for each other and sparking happiness where they can.
It may be a simple bouquet of spring flowers left outside a home in Macpherson Street, O'Connor, a sign urging passers-by to take a bloom and to "look after your mental health".
It may be in the fantastic scarecrows Canberrans created in their front yards, including a "COVID Kelly" - "covering mouth and nose since 1880".
There are 51 entries in the Canberra-wide competition and voting is open until 8pm Sunday at Labor MLA Marisa Paterson's website marisapaterson.com.au/news/campaigns/cbr-scarecrows
Take a look at the entries in our gallery.
It may be in the fairy tree that has sprung up magically, off Longmore Crescent in Wanniassa during lockdown. A sign next to it reads: "Coronavirus free, come see our fairy tree. See the bees, swing on trees or just hang out with the fairies."
It may be children drawing thank you posters for our leaders during lockdown - Chief Minister Andrew Barr, chief health officer Dr Kerryn Coleman, Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith and Education Minister Yvette Berry.
The preschool-age children at Cooinda Cottage Early Childhood Centre in Charnwood watch the daily COVID updates like anyone else.
Cooinda Cottage director Molly Rhodin said the staff had spoken to the children about the role each person played during the lockdown.
"The children know your faces, your voices and as such you have become the look and sound of a broader group of people looking after them, their family and their community," she explained in a letter to them all.
Ms Rhodin said the children were missing their friends but understood their parents were essential workers, so that was why they were still going to daycare.
"They're thankful because they know they're safe and their friends at home are safe and they want to send a thank you to the people who are keeping us safe," she said.
Or you may just find happiness in a 16-year-old rescue dog driving a mini-Mercedes Benz. With his mate the dachshund.
The owner of Rupert, who prefers not to be identified, said her nearly 16-year-old pooch got tired on walks and usually had a rest in a pram.
But she decided in lockdown to buy him a mini, remote-controlled car, not least to bring a smile to people they passed on their walks.
"It sparks joy," she said.
And we all love that.
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