10 Reasons Why Your Grandma Is The Greatest Woman In Your Life

by Liz Rae

I don’t know about you, but my grandma is the best.

She is hilarious and doesn’t really care about too much anymore, so her life is all fun.

She doesn’t like to stress herself out, and she doesn’t want to work too much. She loves her Sudoku because it’s easier than crossword puzzles, and she used to like to cook until she discovered that salad is just as good as anything else.

She can’t hear too well anymore, so she slips out embarrassing comments about me and my family during dinners.

But honestly, my grandma is the most entertaining lady I know.

No other woman in your life will quite compare to your grandma. She’s the ultimate friend, and she always has the best advice to offer you. No girlfriend, best friend, aunt, niece or cousin will ever outdo your grandma.

The list of reasons as to why your grandma is the best never really ends, but here's a good start:

1. She cooks the best food

Many grandmas can cook, even if they don’t do so anymore. They somehow know the recipes to every dish on earth, and they can tell you what to substitute for the most random of ingredients.

Your grandma can somehow make a seemingly boring salad into a five-star dish. Even her scrambled eggs are incredible.

2. She has too much love

Grandmas love everything and everyone. She will love almost every significant other you bring home, even if he or she is absolutely unfit for you.

She will try to love him or her as much as you do, even if she lovingly says, “I told you so” when you two break up.

3. She never gives up

Grandmas have made it too far in life to give up on anything. My grandma can barely drive, and we still can’t get her to let go of her car.

She teaches us that we shouldn’t subject ourselves to or listen to anyone else's ideas about our lives. We should do whatever we please until the day we die.

4. She understands dating more than anyone else our age

Grandmas have been around the block a few times. They’ve seen it all. They are the best people to seek relationship advice from because they completely get it.

Your grandma will also want to punch out the person who treats you poorly, but she won’t tell anyone else about your relationship problems. Your secrets are her secrets.

5. She knows how to clean any mess

Whether it's a house mess or a life mess, grandmas know best. Your grandma knows how to take a red wine stain out of a white shirt, and she'll guide you through cleaning up your credit card debt.

She will be disappointed but not at all judgmental. She'll let you learn from your mistakes and become a better person because of them.

6. She laughs at everything

Grandmas have reached a point in their lives where they don't take life too seriously. Your grandma will laugh at all of your jokes and will teach you how to not sweat the small stuff.

When you’re stressed out, she teaches you the value of laughter.

7. She doesn’t care what she says

My grandma couldn’t care less about what she says to people because she has too much fun joking around.

Your grandma has fun with her conversations (mainly because she can’t hear most of them). She will remind you that life is too short to censor yourself and your beliefs.

8. She has a unique sense of style

My grandma always wants me to take the clothing that she doesn't wear anymore. I never have because it doesn’t fit me, but it reminds me that all grandmas have the same style.

Even if each grandma seems different, they all have the same mindset of "Who cares?" My grandma doesn’t pay too much attention to what she wears anymore.

Grandmas remind us that appearance isn't everything, and they teach us that material things don't last forever.

9. She always wants to help

It is nearly impossible to stop my grandma from doing the dishes after a family dinner. We tell her to relax, but when we turn our backs, she's hand-washing the dishes.

No matter how much of a fight we put up, grandma always wants to help us.

Grandmas are more reliable than anyone else in our lives, and regardless of time or place, they will always find a way to help us.

10. She truly exhibits unconditional love

Grandmas have an unconditional love for their grandchildren. It doesn’t matter how well you get along; your grandma will have a love for you that is stronger than any other.

To all of the grandmas out there: Thank you.