The hour of Lauds takes us out of the darkness into the light.
We can begin with the attitude that each day is a gift, that everything in our life is a gift — allowing us to see that the appropriate response to this given world is gratefulness, even in the midst of suffering, even in the midst of pain.
The angel of Lauds invites us to ask “What attitude should I bring to this day? What is it time for? Time to rise and shine!”