There is no better feeling than that of being loved. Whether it’s a significant other, family mem-ber, friend or even a pet, objects of our affection are what makes life worth living. Studies also show it’s actually good for you body and soul since feelings of attachment trigger the brain to produce the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin, which creates a sense of well-being and secu-rity. So, with all that amazingness, we think there’s so much more to Valentine’s Day than just booking a romantic meal with your partner. And for that matter, why not feel the love every day of the year? To get you inspired about who really warms your heart this Valentine’s Day, we asked around the Johnny Was team and who makes them feel all warm and fuzzy.
“I feel the most loved when I’m surrounded by the laughter of my family. My uncles can make me see the funny side of any situation and sometimes you need that. Nothing makes me feel the warmth more than making someone smile.” —Angela Avanesyan, Designer
“Mornings with my mom are still my favorite. She brews the best coffee and the smell and taste of it makes me feel loved, warm and cared for. It’s probably why I’ll always be a morning per-son.” —Delia, Retail Operations Coordinator
“When my fiancée proposed to me in Jerusalem. Before I could even react or say “yes,” he turns me around and I see my parents all the way from Los Angeles. We spent the whole day cele-brating with both families and it felt so amazing picturing us as one huge family for the first time.” —Maya Oz, Photoshoot and Sample Coordinator
“My mom always sends me letters and cards. There is nothing better than opening my mailbox, sifting through junk mail and bills, and then seeing an envelope with my mom’s handwriting on the front. It’s a small token but it shows such caring.” —Anne Hammond, Director of Ecommerce
“When my friends and family come together at the holidays and we play board games until the sun comes up! I have family everywhere—from Boston to Hawaii, and my best friends are in Vietnam, Paris and Bali so I really treasure and love the times I see them.” —Jean Leoncito, Web Merchandiser