Dictionary.com describes a fairytale as:
a story, usually for children, about elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies, or other magical creatures.
or an incredible or misleading statement, account, or belief.
I prefer the translation derived from the Celtic, “tales of wonder”.
From the book; Fairy Tales; Their Origin and Meaning by John Thackray Bunce, "We are going into Fairy Land for a little while, to see what we can find there to amuse and instruct us this Christmas time. Does anybody know the way? There are no maps or guidebooks, and the places we meet with in our workaday world do not seem like the homes of the Fairies. Yet we have only to put on our Wishing Caps, and we can get into Fairy Land in a moment. The house-walls fade away, the winter sky brightens, the sun shines out, the weather grows warm and pleasant; flowers spring up, great trees cast a friendly shade, streams murmur cheerfully over their pebbly beds, jeweled fruits are to be had for the trouble of gathering them; invisible hands set out well-covered dinner-tables, brilliant and graceful forms flit in and out across our path, and we all at once find ourselves in the midst of a company of dear old friends whom we have known and loved ever since we knew anything."
Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Fairytales are “tales of wonder” because they allow us to believe that anything is possible. The world we live in is full of obligations and responsibilities. We are too busy, in too much of a hurry and too stressed all in the name of making our fairytale a reality. Perhaps, if we take a moment to put on our “Wishing Caps” and let the reality fade away, we will gain a new perspective. Making dreams a reality, usually requires a lot of work, but if you look closely,you will see the wonder in every step. Fairytales do come true , you just have to believe.