As I interviewed dozens of purposeful people, I began to notice some common elements in their lives. Each of them expressed their own life purpose in service to others. In doing so, they tapped their own powerhouse of passion while remaining playfully unattached to where their own purposeful path took them. As their work took them out into the world to help others, they cultivated their own brand of lightness. Despite the obstacles they encountered or the horrors of abuse they saw everyday, they didn’t take themselves too seriously. I began to recognize this as their unique ability to live purposeful, passionate and playful lives of service.