Smiling Creates a Ripple Effect
Have you ever seen someone with a giant smile on their face looking at you and you couldn’t help but smile back? Smiling is actually contagious. There’s a reason a smile can light up a room. It’s because it’s so contagious that everyone who sees it will want to smile back. Not only can you elevate your own mood with a simple smile, but you can brighten up the day of everyone who sees it.
If you’re wondering why this sensation occurs, it’s because the part of your brain responsible for facial expressions has an automatic and unconscious reaction that mimics another’s smile. Try to resist if you can, but if you see a smile, you’re bound to feel a little bit happier.