Thanks for Giving!
We have so much to be thankful for.
Scripture references a spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving many times. If you look at the different letters that Paul writes in the New Testament, you’ll see he often includes thanksgiving as almost an overarching attitude to have in all things, as you focus on the intricate journey of following Christ in a fallen world.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thes. 5:16-18)
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. (Col. 2:6-7)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Phil. 4:6)
Those are just a few of the verses that you’ll find in the New Testament relating to Thanksgiving. It seems that having this spirit of thanksgiving, regardless of our circumstances, is pretty important. That can sometimes be so difficult. My hope for you this year is that you give it a shot … that you live out this spirit of thanksgiving in all things, all circumstances. I think you’ll find it has an amazing effect on your entire lift.
Thankful for DVTD
I certainly have so much to be thankful for this year. As DVTD relaunched on October 1, I was grateful and excited for the opportunity, but I truly had no idea just how things would go. If I’m being honest, there are still a lot of unknowns ;-). It’s been quite the learning experience. But it’s been a great one, and I’m pleasantly surprised with how far it’s come and the impact it has had already in less than two months.
And I have a lot of people to be thankful for because of that.
To Our Affiliates
To our Affiliates, thanks for giving through DVTD. Your belief and encouragement have been foundational in our launch. Your willingness to jump in head first as part of our prelaunch without knowing what our products would be, or how everything would work, is truly inspiring. There were many people who refused to join without knowing those details. And I totally get that. But I knew that, if I could find people for our prelaunch who were joining not because of the products or the promotional plans, but for the purpose … that would be the right group to launch with.
And it no doubt has been. So thank you for your heart, your spirit of adventure and your patience as we’ve gotten off the ground. And thanks for being the first to share DVTD with the world. There’s so much more sharing to do … and you get to lead the way. Thank you.
To Our Brand Partners
To our Brand Partners, thanks for giving through DVTD. We obviously can’t operate without your products in our marketplace. As a new company, we really couldn’t make any promises in terms of orders or sales, but you jumped in right away to help anyway. Your flexibility and creativity have been critical to us making it even this far, and your partnership and support means more to me than you’ll ever know.
And, of course, thanks for your spirit of social entrepreneurship and giving back. What you do is at the heart of DVTD. We aim to be a platform that you can use to help you make a greater impact. Thanks for giving so much to the causes you’re passionate about. Our hope is that your association with DVTD helps that giving grow over time, and make a difference in the lives of people who really need it.
At the same time, allowing our Affiliates to share your products through DVTD also opens up so many opportunities for these micro-entrepreneurs. Your creativity and amazing products are at the core of DVTD. We’re all about letting your shopping shape the world. Without your products, we have nothing to shop for! You’re an inspiration to all of us (especially me). Thank you.
To Our Preferred Customers
To our Preferred Customers, thanks for giving through DVTD. You are the heartbeat of DVTD. We do a lot of different things at DVTD, but it all starts with customers placing orders of cool products from companies that give back.
As a Preferred Customer, you really capture what we’re all about here at DVTD, and you’re supporting it on so many levels. Your orders support our Brand Partners and their small business. They trigger donations to all the different causes they support. And your membership amplifies our giving, as we donate $3.50 every month for every Preferred Customer on our records to our Cause of the Month.
You have truly allowed your shopping to shape the world through DVTD. What you do is exactly why we’re here. Thank you.
To Our Featured Causes
To our Featured Causes, thanks for giving through DVTD. Our ultimate vision is to give $100k per month to causes. We obviously aren’t there yet, but we’re on our way ;-).
Allowing us to partner with you, especially here at the beginning when, truth be told, our giving isn’t yet at a huge level, means the world to me. To be able to give to organizations with such great track records and who serve as such amazing examples as to how making an impact actually works is a blessing.
Thanks for your support of DVTD, and working with us as we get off the ground. Your encouragement and prayers have been priceless. Thank you.
To Our Home Office Team
To our Home Office team, thanks for being the “invisible heroes” of DVTD. Most of you work diligently behind the scenes, making this little company great in so many ways. From fixing website issues to getting product stocked and set up to whipping up some quick videos, the work you do makes such a difference.
More importantly, I know you’re all committed to what we’re doing here at DVTD. You’re giving your time and talents to this company, tapping into the vision of what can be accomplished over time. You tolerate my endless last-minute requests with such a wonderful spirit, and it makes a huge difference. Thank you.
To everyone, thanks for giving to and through DVTD this year. I often explain that DVTD is a platform, created to showcase the work of others. Every time you share DVTD with anyone, you’re strengthening that platform. Every time you place an order, you’re strengthening that platform.
I’m so looking forward to watching that platform grow in size and impact over the coming months and years. To God be the glory. And thank you for being a part of it
Founder – DVTD