Noah had to write an essay on endurance to get his yellow belt. He wrote:
To have endurance is to be patient, and I do it all the time. I have to endure being short and slow. I have to endure my sisterâ€™s taunts. I have to endure lots of things. But Iâ€™m sure that I can keep enduring things at school and at home and at Boy Scouts and at karate and everywhere I go. My dad thinks that endurance is the ability to play in the yard the longest. He says that it is going on even when you want to quit. My mother thinks that endurance is the ability to stick to something and see it through to completion so that you can be proud of what youâ€™ve done. Keep on enduring, me!