Ruth loved helping her mom in the kitchen. Today her mom was making a pot of soup. She used a small knife to chop the tomato into small pieces, and added carrots, celery, and bell peppers into the pot. She stirred the pot gently as her mom poured in vegetables. Once everything was in the pot, they let the soup cook slowly on the stove. After some time, the soup was ready. Ruth's mom poured the warm, delicious soup into the bowls. As they sat at the table, Ruth took a spoonful of the soup she had helped to make. It tasted just perfect. The soup warmed them as they shared stories and laughter. Ruth learned that cooking is also about the love and joy they put into it.