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 priest and the prayer

    Leo Tolstoy has written a beautiful story: Three men became very famous saints in Russia. The highest priest of the country was very much disturbed — obviously, because people were not coming…

  • Love

    The enormous redwood tree, ancient and failing, trembled. With a crackling, tearing sound, the unimaginable began to happen. Near the base, one side of the giant trunk began to crumple, like the…

  • Trust

    “Ask the Creator for what you want,” they told her, “and the Creator will always answer you.” They had told her that since she was a baby. Now she was almost seven.…

  • Seeing, before and afterward

    The lean man closed the door to his old truck. It was stacked high with firewood for me. Slowly he walked toward me, and put out his hand. “Good day,” he said.…

  • 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…