Word of the Week: Purport

Stop hiding behind what's pretty and stand up for who you are

Stop hiding behind what’s pretty and stand up for who you are

The word of the week is: Purport

Pronunciation: [per-pohrt]



-to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim; often falsely
(a document purporting to be official)

-to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended; express or imply


-the meaning, import or sense (the main purport of your letter)

-purpose; intention; object (the main purport of their visit to France)

Thoughts on this word

I read a quote from Cheryl Hughes that said “the truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a great capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” Sometimes we are unhappy with ourselves so we create these “fake versions” of us in order to impress other people. We might pretend to be skilled at something or conceal an unfavorable trait we possess, but every time we do this we fail to recognize the true beauty of who we are and what we could be.

We need to stop hiding and start living. If you are ashamed of something then stop putting it on the back burner for no one to see and start making steps to fix it. Hiding things can be exhausting and the longer you try to keep it hidden the more you will start to hate yourself. The truth can be ugly, but locking it away in a closet won’t make it any prettier. Being truthful is the foundation to any relationship, without truth there can be no real love. If you want to stop hating things about yourself than stop lying, pretending, and locking things away. Make the choice to be true to who you really are and be happy in your own skin.


About instillari

I look at life with a positive attitude and try to learn something new each day. I love so many things in life including but not limited to: -Spending quality time with family and friends -Animals (especially my poodle Teddy) -Swimming and relaxing outside -Watching my favorite shows and movies -Reading a good book or magazine -Writing and sharing my thoughts for discussion -Baking and trying new recipes -Inspiring and helping others. Plus so much more!

Posted on February 4, 2013, in Daily Inspiration, Random Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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