In case I haven't mentioned it - I love to cook. Not just for myself, but for guests in our home, my coworkers, total strangers - you name it, I love to cook. In my random watchings of the Food Network, I heard it said that cooking is a way to show your love and appreciation for people. I greatly agree - anyone can stop and pick up some flowers, when you spend time in the kitchen and take time out of your day to make something for someone, it's highly personal.
All that to say, this made me smile. It's true. Pancakes do make people happy.