This lesson includes student directions, graphic organizer, and grading rubric. Students create a slideshow highlighting some of their favorite things. I include their favorite "fail" to start a conversation about grit. After creating the slideshow, students make a screencast of themselves talking about each slide. The screencast is then added to a class blog for students to view and make encouraging comments.
The lesson is completely editable, which allows you to make changes as you need.
You can use whatever technology your students are comfortable with. I used google slides for the presentation, screencast-o-matic for the screencast, and kidblog for the sharing and commenting.