Someone once wrote a letter to the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt’l, complaining that his house was too small, and that he didn’t have enough room for his many children. The problem was that he couldn’t afford to buy a larger home.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote back, “I received your letter, and I’m delighted to hear the good news that you found your bashert, the wife that is fitting for you, and that you got married… I’m overjoyed to hear that you have a bechor, a first-born son. And then Hashem gave you a daughter, another son, and another daughter. And they are all healthy, following the ways of the Torah! You should know that many people don’t share all the good that you are enjoying. I also understand from your letter that you are living in your own home, while so many other couples are still living in rented apartments, as you know.”
On the side of the letter, the Rebbe added, “And in regard to your problem that your home is too small and you can’t afford to buy a larger one, if you will praise Hashem for all the kindness He gives you, and if you dance from joy for all of the above, Hashem will give you a larger house…”
When we recognize the good, it creates a vessel, enabling us to receive even more kindness from Hashem. ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman