A young woman who was visiting with her neighbor saw that she was in stirring the soup she was making with a large wooden knife. She walked back to her house and then returned to the neighbor with a beautifully crafted soup spoon and presented this to her friend.
“Oh i could not take this,” said the friend, “it is too nice.”
“Take it,” answered the other, “in my house it is only a spoon. In your house it is a cherished gift.”