“Service Engine Soon”

At first, they were called “idiot lights”. They indicate trouble within the engine.

The light comes on, you access the code book, identify the issue, repair or replace parts.

The light is extinguished and you move forward.

It is simple mechanics.

There is no equivalent for the human spirit.

Too bad.


My idea was to take a short blog break. A few days turned into a few months.

Hope to be back soon. Thanks for your continued support.

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73 Responses to “Service Engine Soon”

  1. Van!! You’ve been missed! Sending you a ton of LOVE and hugs today! πŸ’žπŸŽπŸŒΈπŸŒˆπŸ’ž

  2. Hope to see you back soon. Take care.

  3. Victo Dolore says:

    Missing you! Hurry back. πŸ˜€

  4. Hi sugar. Glad to here from you. Take care.

  5. J.D. Riso says:

    I’ve noticed your absence, Van, and hoped you were okay. It’s okay to take time away to take care of yourself. Thanks for giving your readers a little sign. Sending love. πŸ’—

    • Never stopped writing, it just didn’t feel right to publish for a while. It seems to be in the air these days. Thanks for noticing, Julie. Appreciate you. πŸ’•

  6. Sending a great big hug, Van.

  7. Glad to see your (possible) return. You were missed! πŸ™‚

  8. Val Boyko says:

    Thank so for checking in Van. Mind body and spirit take a lot more nurturing and compassion than cars ever needed. Be good to your whole being my friend πŸ’›

  9. I hope to see you back posting soon. You have been missed. Take care. 😍

  10. joey says:

    I call the low fuel light the idiot light, and mine came on yesterday AND pinged at me!
    Also, this came in my email! πŸ˜€

    • My light came on recently, 2nd time to replace a certain electric coil. It prompted this post.
      Happy for your email success, Joey, thanks for checking up on me. πŸ’•

  11. It would be nice if we had a little dashboard on the forehead, wouldn’t it? Be well, my friend. No timetable is more important than the one that involves taking care of yourself and those you love. ❀

  12. Sawsan says:

    I was just wondering about you few nights ago. And hoping all was alright.
    Yes, it is in the air. I haven’t turned my laptop on since end of January.

    • I’m sure it’s partly personal, definitely global and political, but the mood has changed, for sure, Sawsan. Thanks for stopping by, and for thinking of me. πŸ’˜

  13. Ron Walker says:

    I’ll be here don’t worry. Thanks for letting us know.

  14. Sometimes Van, we need those breaks.. good to see a post from you and sending LOVE and warm hugs your way.. ❀ xxx Love Sue xx

    • Thanks, Sue, for always sending the warmth. Much appreciated. πŸ’• I’ve missed your writing.

      • Van, please do not worry about visiting.. Life is to be lived, enjoyed and our blogs will still be here.. And those of us who stay friends will still be around.. Much LOVE.. xxx ❀ xx and Mega hugs xx ( I had not been visiting as many as usually do.. Summer is to be enjoyed and my family and garden, peace and chill time and more ME time I now am learning to put first.. ) Hugs and kisses xx

  15. C.E.Robinson says:

    Wondered where you were, Van! Happy you’re back. Peaceful thoughts! 🌺🌷🌸 Christine

  16. Thanks for checking in. I hope you’re ok. I think I understand….:)

  17. Norah says:

    Take care of yourself. I hope you’re back in full working order soon.

  18. Hello Van!!!!! πŸ™‚

  19. Good to see you resurfacing

  20. Nurse Kelly says:

    Hi long lost friend! Been thinking about you. Hope all is well, missed you. xo

    • Doing okay, Kelly. In going back, it seems so many have taken breaks, cut back or left altogether. Sad, really. It is a time when we need those positive voices, much like yours. Thanks. ❀️ πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ

      • Nurse Kelly says:

        That’s really sweet of you to say that, Van. Feel the same way about you.
        And I think the changes are just the nature of things. Blogs are mixed in with everything else going on in someone’s life and are bound to go through changes just like the person. At least that’s what I’ve observed. I don’t know, it all overwhelms me sometimes, so I’ve learned to just come and go in order to coexist with it. xo

      • To coexist…a worthy goal. ❀️

      • Nurse Kelly says:

        We can try! πŸ™‚

  21. TanGental says:

    don’t talk about those little sods… they drive me to commit grievous acts of self harm with my head and the steering wheel… still as for yours, we were all still here, so no sweat, take your time, we’re not going anywhere soon

  22. Ok let’s make this a contest. Longest to go without posting starting now? lol

  23. amommasview says:

    Miss reading your posts but glad that you are back here again and hope to see you again soon xoxo

  24. Ipuna Black says:

    Welcome back! I think it’s good to do that now and then! I love the service engine! Nice! ❀️

  25. Hello Sunshine
    You have been nominated for a Liebster Award, you can pick up at link below. The huge party is tomorrow at my place, be prepared to get thrown in the pool! https://lookingforthelightblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=23743&action=edit
    No Award Post are for the picking, I’m putting out my No Awards Sign.
    Huge party, see you there.

  26. Understandable. We all need a break from time to time. Take care of yourself. πŸ’•

  27. vinnieh says:

    Welcome back, it’s wonderful to see you again.

  28. Lady G says:

    I feel you on that one Van! I did the same thing by taking an extended break. The world is too much!
    Hope you’re doing well!

  29. Hope you are well! xoxo

  30. I understand and I’ve missed you. Keep well.

  31. George says:

    It’s GREAT to see you back, Van😊

  32. Hope this love bombing convinced you back, but that’s the point of the post. If only it were that simple…for us. Just tie a knot and hold on, if you must.


  33. Rowena says:

    Van, I hope you are travelling okay. I haven’t had a blogging break, but I’ve taken time out from the real world for awhile to get things sorted out at home and I find it hard to split myself too many directions. I have found my stress levels skyrocketing a bit lately and having to remind myself to slow down the breathing. Destress.
    Take care!
    xx Rowena

  34. writerinsoul says:

    It seems like time away, whether you set out to do it or not, helps you see how you feel about your blog. And sometimes other things just have to take priority, be they practical or more abstract, like your spirit.

  35. Love,
    D. I understand and I’ve missed you.

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