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 eight winds

    The Buddhists say there are eight winds. They are gain and loss, praise and ridicule, credit and blame, and suffering and joy. If you aren’t aware of them, they will blow you…

  • True importance

    Jean was out walking with his grandfather in Paris. At one point, they saw a shoemaker being insulted by a customer who claimed that there was something wrong with his shoes. The…

  • The Moonlight Sonata

    One evening renowned composer Beethoven and a friend were taking a walk. As they were passing through a narrow, dark street, they heard music coming from a little house. “Hush!” Beethoven said.…

  • Four candles burning

    In a room there were four candles burning. The ambiance was so soft you could hear them talking. The first one said, “I am PEACE, however nobody can keep me lit. I believe…

  • The black man and kindness

    We are at the restaurant of a German University. A red-haired student, and undeniably German, takes her tray and sits down at her table. She then realises she has forgotten her cutlery…

  • A debt of gratitude

    “What are you planting?” the man asked his neighbour. “Mango trees,” replied the neighbour. “Do you expect to eat their fruit in your lifetime?” “It occurred to me the other day,” said…

  • Greater love

    Once upon a time there was a poor shepherd who lived in a small hut in the wilderness.  He grazed his camels and goats, collected some fruits and roots, and with the…

  • The selfish giant

    Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children used to go and play in the Giant’s garden. It was a large lovely garden, with soft green grass. Here and there…