What Goes Up Must Come Down

01 May

"What goes up must come down." - Isaac Newton

Who knew that a phrase used to describe the physical properties of gravity in the 1800s would be used as an expression to describe life today.

Sir Isaac Newton, an English mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, created the Universal Law of Gravitation while just sitting under an apple tree. As the legend goes: An apple had fallen, striking him on the head, when he suddenly realized that something must have pulled the apple down towards the Earth. Thanks to his getting clonked on the head, his discovery led to the theory of gravity.

Today, the term “what goes up must come down” is a phrase that means things that rise must eventually return to the earth due to gravity. Metaphorically speaking, it is also used to describe prices, power, or many other things.

This phrase teaches us the lesson that nothing lasts forever. Love, relationships, money, financial status, economy, flowers, weather, your weight, and even your mood. Change is inevitable. Just give it a minute and watch something shift.

While this may sound discouraging, don’t let it get to you. It can be equally encouraging! In other words, even when things are going well, there may be a hiccup or two coming. These events can be challenging and life-changing. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the world! Even if this event does rock your world, it is bound to change again. And again, and again! 

This is the rollercoaster of life. There will be peaks and dips and twists and turns. Just hold on, and you'll get through it!

Enjoy the happy or good moments in your life while you can. Don’t take anything for granted. Express gratitude more and criticize less! 

When things are not going your way, just hold on tight. Keep looking for those silver linings in your clouds. Express gratitude more and complain less!

Remember that things can change in an instant. Positivity is a boomerang. Do a good deed. Pay someone a compliment. Express thanks. When you push some positive vibes out into the world, they will come back to you. So, adopt an attitude of gratitude, practice patience, and be kind. 

You are stronger than you give yourself credit for. Wait around, and you'll see!

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