Thanksgiving is a time of thoughtful reflection for many across the nation, including in Walton County, as millions take a step back and look on the good in their lives and give thanks for the blessings of the year.

Yes, Thanksgiving is also a time to get together and eat far too much food while in the company of family members best avoided the rest of the year, or at least that’s one popular perception of the holiday.

But while eating turkey and dressing, with a heaping side of cranberry sauce and extra-large slice of pumpkin pie, might be a considerable part of the holiday’s appeal for many, Thanksgiving is also a time to share with friends and family and remind ourselves what we all have to be thankful for.

This year has been a hard one for many, caught in a catastrophic election season which threatened to tear the nation apart. Even now, resentment, anger and fear run high on both sides of the political divide and little has been done to heal the breach.­

So we want everyone to do their part to reach out to others this holiday and remind one another of our common bond, locally and nationally.

Give thanks, everyone, and God bless.

Our View is the opinion of the Walton Tribune editorial board, which includes Owner and Publisher Patrick Graham and Managing Editor David Clemons.

News Editor

Stephen Milligan is the news editor of The Walton Tribune. He lives in Monroe and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.

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