One morning, a couple weeks ago, Roman spent over 2 hours putting various puzzles together. There was Lightening McQueen, Dora, Peanuts...and on and on. Every time he started a new one, I became more and more impressed by his patience and focus. And every time he finished another one, I could see his confidence building. "Puzzle master extraordinaire!!" I would say as I passed his diligent work. He smiled big, and I was reminded of the pattern that hard work plus patience, often equals ability and self assurance.