“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
– Daisy Duck
When your crush smiles at you, suddenly the world is brighter and better. Birds sing more sweetly and problems seem smaller. This is the first indication.
When they smile, we smile. And not just because of mirror neurons. The glands that secrete happiness hormones like dopamine and serotonin into our system are located near the same area that controls smiling. So that first little smile begins a cascade of hormones that make us feel relaxed and happy around them, and we try to do it more often to get the fix. We connect them and their smile with good feelings.
So we spend more time with them, laugh more, flood our system more, and subconsciously focus on the good things and draw closer together, strengthening the neural pathways of pleasure and kicking off the happy hormone trigger with more ease.
That smile that resonated with you started something wonderful. A feedback loop that reinforces positivity, letting love grow like a flower. Keep smiling and the flower will grow like a beautiful daisy.