getting ready

September 22, 2021

Imagination, Day 23

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
― Seneca

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
― Benjamin Franklin

“The original garden,” I was told, “was planted with plants that just showed up looking for a place to stay for a while. They were planted with no purpose and soon became overgrown and impossible to maintain.”

That’s what she said.

She also told me that she would like to have the garden planted with carefully chosen plants that would give her a good and beautiful supply of cut flowers.

So we found new homes for the plants that were in the wrong places.

And now we are starting over…

With careful planning,

Careful preparation,


And purpose.

One time I was not happy with my life.

There were too many weeds and worries.

I used many of the same tactics

And I was pleased with the results.

—john schulz

Published by John P.Schulz

I lost my vocal cords a while back due to throat cancer. The laryngectomy sent me on a quest to find and learn to use my new, altered voice. I am able to talk now with a really small and neat new prosthesis. My writing reflects what I have learned in my search for a voice. My site publishes a daily motivational quote and a personal comment. I write an article a week for my blog, which deals with a lot of the things that I do in the garden. I am also the author of Requiem for a Redneck and the new Redemption for a Redneck--novels portraying the lives and doings of folks around the north Georgia hills. I have an English Education degree from the University of Georgia and very happily married to the lovely Dekie Hicks. You may enjoy my daily Quotes and Notes at

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