“…entering this new day, this week, we will take a brush and paint the day in bright colors and adorn it.  What color will we paint it? Will it be the color of prayer so that the day should begin with prayer and go on with the thread a prayer, with prayer passing through the whole day? Or will there be laziness, apathy, depression and despondency? Or bad and impious words and thoughts? Or we will take up the color of humility and patience before the Lord…”
(Archpriest Andrei Gavrilenko in ‘Orthodox Life’)