Years ago I remember reading, "Not one precious drop of love is ever wasted." And I was deeply impressed with the idea.
I was so impressed that I remembered the idea and it has formed a theme for my life, for several decades so far.
Today I read these words in an email, from Praying With Fire 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."
I started thinking about love and prayer, and how much they are the same, or at least it's possible they can be the same for us. Love and prayer are intense expressions of emotion, or they can be if we let them.