Wow! What a creative and awesome idea! I would love to see this idea come to life as a real application and be prototyped to see the effectiveness of "gratitude buttons". It reminds me of the "Yes" button that everyone used to have, you would press it and it would give you words of encouragement. I wonder if this would have the same effect! I also think it is a simple way of prioritizing gratitude, which I applaud you for!
Brennan, I like this idea a lot! I actually just posted an idea similar to this one, however it was a weekly lunch with the office. I like that there is a day each season dedicated to saying thanks, and showing gratitude, so that employees are able to take a step back and focus only on gratitude. I think once a season is the appropriate frequency for a full day dedicated to saying thanks. You can definitely build off of this idea and get more specific with it, great job! Regards, Caroline