"This above all, To thine Own self be True".
Being "True" is something that "Matters" for me fits in this part of this blog.
What does it mean to be "True"? Some in Shakespeare's time looked inward and others outward for the answer to this.
Finding the answer by considering our own self suggests some actions. Pay yourself first. Don't shortchange yourself. Take care of #1. These type of thoughts do ensure that your true with or to yourself.
Looking outward might mean instead finding feelings for other that are most important to you. Perhaps for you you really care about Grandma and Grandpa. Your dog may be something that is of most important. It is hard to deny that animals are important and some seem to confirm their own importance in the very look in their eye. Maybe you just love the outdoors. Being "True" for you might be respecting the things you love the most. The key question would be what matters most. Being "True" would be being consistent with those conclusions.
So how about you?
That dog is thinking something I am just sure. You can see it in his eye. It must matter a lot to him. Are you being true to your dog, or does that matter?