About Wellsprings

This site is a cluster of wellsprings. Wellsprings of heartwarming anecdotes, stirring stories, age-old fables, epic tales, mythical musings, good deeds, life's lessons, inspiring insights, and much more. None of these are my own but they have something for all of us. That's why I have taken the liberty of putting them together, acknowledging the source or the author wherever I could.

  • The good samaritan

    A teacher of the Law came up and tried to trap Jesus Christ. “Teacher,” he asked Jesus, “What must I do to receive eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “What do the scriptures…

  • The value of a stone

    There was once a king who was a faithful follower of a saint. Once the saint asked the king to show him his treasure. The king felt very happy and personally brought…

  • The king’s portrait

    Once upon a time, there was a kingdom. The king there only had one leg and one eye, but he was very intelligent and kind. Everyone in his kingdom lived a happy…

  • The wet pants

    There was a nine-year-old kid sitting at his school desk and all of a sudden, there was a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants got wet too. He…

  • The old fisherman

    Our house was directly across the street from the entrance of a popular hospital in the city. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out-patients at the clinic. One summer…

  • Blind to failure

    Scaling Everest requires the enthusiasm and boosterism of a physical-education teacher combined with the survival instinct of a Green Beret. You have to want that summit. Erik Weihenmayer, 33, wasn’t just another…

  • Night and day

    Rabbi Isadore was a wise teacher. A student asked, “How is one to know the precise time when night ends and day begins?” One student volunteered, “It is when one can distinguish…

  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

    This story is about a famous research scientist who had made several very important medical breakthroughs. He was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he thought he was…