A friend of mine just passed away the other day at 39 years old. He was healthy and full of life and dropped dead of a massive heart attack. For all of our great plans in LIFE we truly don’t have any real control over our destiny. More often than not we are so BUSY trying to accomplish things that we never take the time to stop and appreciate what we have.
One night on January 13th 1990 I got a phone call from my dad around 10pm at night. He called to talk to me and I was TOO BUSY to pick up the phone. He called me 3 times and when I finally got on the phone I cut him off to tell him I can’t talk because I was TOO BUSY and if we could talk in the morning. Reluctantly, he said OK and hung up the phone.
Three hours later my dad died and to this day I never knew what he wanted to tell me.
It’s easy to be BUSY but it’s hard to stop and realize that life is way too short and all the great plans we have has nothing to do with how our lives will eventually play out. My dad’s name was Martin “Scoops” Scaffidi and one day I hope to tell his wonderful and inspirational story to the world.
I truly am honored to be working with Joe Unitas, Chris Braun and Oley Sassone in producing the great story about a great American Football Player and my hero – Johnny Unitas.
Unitas and Scoops would be proud!
Written by Steven Scaffidi