Christmas is a magical time. It is a time to relax and rejoice with family and friends.
It is also a time to fly. Give wings to our most cherished dreams and soar away into the sky.
Christmas is when we do the extraordinary. It is when we step out of our everyday mundane lives, and reach for the unusual, the exciting, and the truly amazing.
Christmas is about making dreams come true. It is also about dreaming anew. It is a time when dreams of our childhood come to life. And new dreams come into bud.
Christmas is about possibilities. Christmas is to do. Christmas is about living life to the fullest. And going where few do.
Christmas is a time to turn our dreams to reality. It is never too late to dream, and never too early. No dream is too old, and no dream too premature. Dreams don’t come with expiry dates. They just come. And when they do, they stay with us, forever, and we carry them in our hearts like old memories.
Once in a while, we bring our dreams out, and look at them fondly. We cradle them and smell them and nuzzle them.
We beam with love.
We play with them.
We imagine what it would be like to live our dreams. Our thoughts take wing, and for a few brief moments, we are happy. But then the threads of reality come pulling, and we fold our dreams and put them back in our hearts.
We go back to our real lives. We carry on.
But does it have to be like this?
Do dreams have to remain dreams?
Well, not really.
The fate of our dreams depends largely on us.
It depends on our conviction. If we are passionate about our dreams, they will see the light of day.
So this Christmas, begin by saying a big ‘YES’ to your dreams.
Say ‘Yes’ to everything you’ve ever dreamt of. Do all of those things you’ve always wanted to do. Like Driving a Ferrari or setting sail on a Hot air balloon. Like learning to fly a jet plane or taking your family on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Like learning French or getting a makeover by a professional stylist.
Your dreams could be anything. You just have to believe in them. You have to own them and make them your own.
No dream is too small, no dream too big.
No dream silly, no dream childish.
Dreams make us adventurous. They push us to do daring things. They are the fire that drives us, and the pepper that spices our lives.
If you are in Australia, there are a ton of things you can do around Christmas to make your festive holidays more enjoyable.
There are activities you can do as a family like whale-watching, horse-riding and deep-sea fishing.
If you are celebrating with a partner, you can surprise them with a romantic private boat ride. Or fly them out in a sea-plane and indulge them with champagne and a gourmet meal on a quaint faraway island.
If you are looking for solo experiences, there are plenty of those too.
There are courses on photography, pottery, baking, kendo, acting, belly dancing – you name it.
In fact, you can really go to town with your Christmas plans this year.
Like fly a real fighter jet. That’s roght!
If you love planes, and have always dreamt of flying a combat fighter aircraft, you can make your dreams come true in a jet fighter.
If you are into Formula 1, and have fantasised about getting behind the wheel and tearing down the race course in your own machine, you can do that too.
Adventure companies like Thrill Experiences offer a wide range of exciting and customisable experiences. From race car driving to yoga to fashion makeovers to swimming with dolphins, there is a veritable buffet of activities lined up for you and your family’s pleasure.
All you have to do is log on to the Thrill Experiences’ website, select an experience, and book it or simply purchase a gift voucher that’s valid for 5 years.
It’s that simple. No long queues, no phone calls. It’s a smart and hassle-free way to make the most of your holidays.
So wait no more, think no more. Go right ahead and make those plans. Christmas is coming and you don’t want to be left behind. And while feasting and dancing are great, it is quite another thing to see the first rays of the sun burst through the clouds as you rise in your hot air balloon over the horizon.