‘Some Perfect Tomorrow’

Seaton’s new book shares stories of working through empathy, grief

By Nikki Schoenbeck nikki@opcfla.com
Posted 6/2/21

CLAY COUNTY – “This book consists of 34 true stories, out of the thousands of families that I’ve helped through loss and death.”

Craig Seaton, a freelance writer from Orange Park, is …

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‘Some Perfect Tomorrow’

Seaton’s new book shares stories of working through empathy, grief

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CLAY COUNTY – “This book consists of 34 true stories, out of the thousands of families that I’ve helped through loss and death.”

Craig Seaton, a freelance writer from Orange Park, is excited to announce the release of his first book “Some Perfect Tomorrow.” This book centers not only around grief but also the complexities of it and how grief can affect people differently.

Seaton hopes the stories depicted in “Some Perfect Tomorrow” will help people to understand they are not alone in their grief.

“They’re true heartfelt stories of just letting you see a little bit into the lives of people during the most difficult times,” Seaton said. “What could be a more difficult time in our life than losing the one we love?”

Seaton also believes his book is set apart from others related to grief because he believes grief is not just a temporary emotion but something that can last for years. Seaton does not believe grief should be ignored or pushed away. He feels the best way to go through periods of grief is with others who understand your loss and your pain.

Unfortunately, people can sometimes experience grief alone. Seaton’s book is a gentle reminder to people that they are not alone, and grief is a normal, human emotion to experience.

Seaton also has first-hand experience with grief when his grandmother died when was 19 years old. This is also one of the stories featured in Seaton’s book. The stories in “Some Perfect Tomorrow” aren’t from strangers but from people, Seaton knows. Along with being a writer, Seaton has worked in the funeral business for 21 years. Seaton is also a talented musician and a Navy veteran.

Seaton hopes the biggest takeaway people get from his book is to treat people kindly because life is short.

“That’s what I would love for people to take away from the book – we’re not going to live forever, and we need to treat the people around us better,” Seaton said.

Seaton also founded the One Billion People movement, which is characterized in his book. The goal of this movement is to help people understand the benefits of being empathetic towards others. Seaton is a strong believer that empathy and grief go hand in hand.

Seaton hopes “Some Perfect Tomorrow” will highlight the importance of empathy and help people to realize they’re not alone when experiencing grief.

“I want people to understand that if you recognize the brevity of life, you can really treat someone better and make for a better world,” Seaton said.

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