“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.” – Thich Nhat Hanh. It holds true especially when it comes from your partner. Be it that boyish grin you fell in love with or the warm smile that lights up your world, each of it conveys something special.
Holding hands, gazing at each other, hugs and cuddles, helping each other out with chores - all of these can tell you the way your partner feels about you. But there's one thing that we miss out on when it comes to figuring out how our partner feels about us. And it all has to do with the smile. Those lips curling up can mean the world and it's his way of conveying his feelings for you without uttering a single word.
That awkward half-smile that makes him look a silly might seem like a warning signal but rest assured, it's just a shy smile. He's not exactly the best at expressing his feelings but have no fear. At that moment, only the deepest love for you is flowing through him. His sincerity is intense and he's saying that he would do anything and everything to make you happy. And if this smile comes right after a fight, it's a confession that though there is still some frustration, it doesn't lessen his love for you. On the other hand, if your relationship is still new, it could just be that he's slowly opening up to you and he's showing it with his awkward grin.
You know when you walk into the room and he just glances up from whatever he's doing to give you a quick smile but then goes back to being occupied. Well, it's not that his love for you is diminishing or that he doesn't care about you. He may not be the most romantic person but that flash of a smile is actually his way of telling you that he just sees you as a part of his life. That's not to say he takes you for granted but you're such a big part of his life, that he feels that you already know how much he loves you.
You know the spark and romance isn't dead when your partner occasionally flashes you a naughty grin accompanied by a mischevious twinkle in his eyes. His passion for you runs hot but he restrains himself. Still, he wants to communicate it with you so out comes the naughtiness. It's not all surface-level though. You are special to him and he wants to make you feel like every time is the first time, even years after being together. He wants that flame that brought you two together to remain youthful in your love for each other.
It's this smile that really warms your heart. To others, a wide-open mouth grin with all the teeth out on display might seem childish but to you, he's communicating that he's extremely excited to see you. His smile reaches his eyes and makes them twinkle with adoration. Here's a man who's not afraid to show just exactly how much your presence means to him. This speaks louder than words and he enjoys making you laugh, which is inevitable when you see this side of him.
You've heard about people telling you how much your partner adores you but you find it hard to believe because he doesn't smile often and doesn't say much. But you miss out on this type of smile, especially since you might be turned away or far away from him. It's the lingering smile that comes when you're talking but stays on long after you've turned. It's an indication of how deeply and passionately he loves you. Chances are, he smiles just at the thought of you and it's this love that others can see even if you can't. It's the smile he gives only those he really lets into his heart.