Years ago I remember reading, "Not one precious drop of love is ever wasted." And I was deeply impressed.
That statement has formed a theme for my life, for several decades so far.
Today I read these words in a Praying With Fire email, from the book by Rabbi Heshy Kleinman:
"Prayers are stored and answered in the manner and at the time that Hashem deems best. All sincere prayers are answered with good."
So, I started thinking about love and prayer, and how much they are the same, or they can be the same. Love and prayer are intense expressions of emotion, or they can be if we let them.