Competition is the contrast to enlightenment, without it how would truly know what enlightenment is. There must be contrast in all things, each must have its opposite for us to gravitate to our truest desires.
Most people associate grieving with the loss of a love one or someone dear to their heart. What grieving really is; the loss of emotional baggage and/or attachment. This grieving process can happen at anytime, not necessarily during the passing of someone or the loss of a favorite material possession. Grieving can happen when we become more accepting of our own self. This is when we begin to let go of what we thought was us.
What is Gratitude by Default? This is when we give thanks without awareness, by being unconscious of what we create. We go through each day making wishes and carrying on with a routine, and some of us give a form of thanks for manifestations or the ability to see a task through
When the word job comes to mind, we think of the physical and mental labor encountered daily. Whether if it's a laborious task or something we are mindless or half hardheartedly doing, we consider it a "job".
We are blessed with new opportunities daily, the first being us waking up daily. Most opportunities often go unnoticed. The reason for this is because we are blinded by what we desire the outcome to be and not what is being presented to us.