Yomi Adegoke's Challenges

Day 25 – Pocket of Hope


We’re in the last week of The January Challenge!

Today, it’s over to “It’s Not Your Birthday, But…” – an organisation that believes in the power of letters and words to bring people together, challenge assumptions and build empathy.

“We’ve chosen this challenge to encourage proactive sharing of what gives us hope. We love the idea that people will take time to consider what gives them hope or someone in their life (friend, colleague, neighbour) who could benefit from receiving an expected Pocket of Hope through their letterbox.”

Create a Pocket of Hope.

Decorate a piece of paper with words, images, marks or colour that will give you or someone else hope or joy. Keep it in your pocket, purse, wallet, bag or in your home to find whenever you like.

You could make one for someone you know to carry with them and include things you know they like or enjoy. Think of it as a visual or written pick-me-up that can be used repeatedly as needed!

There are all sorts of ways you could create a Pocket of Hope! You could create a simple folded version like the image below. Or, do something totally different, it’s up to you!


Image description: A colourful ‘Pocket of hope.’ Each corner of a square of paper has been folded into the centre point to hide a message inside. The message reads ‘Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today’ next to a smiley face. The paper is coloured in red, green, blue and yellow squares and triangles.

What are your hopes for the year ahead?

Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists, and tag us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Get your friends and family involved! Share your responses with them and get them involved – it’s never too late to invite them to sign up!