Careful Words

readiness (n.)

  There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 't is not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. Since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is 't to leave betimes?

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act v. Sc. 2.