We rarely have the opportunity to hold a mirror up to ourselves and see how our own actions matter. This past February, “Clean Speech Nebraska” allowed all who participated to do this every day for 30 days. Clean Speech Nebraska, an initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), was nominated for the annual Jewish Federation of Omaha Community Service Award. Clean Speech Nebraska was a community-wide, month-long campaign to clean up our conversations, one word at a time. By encouraging mindfulness and personal awareness, we can create a more peaceful and respectful world, where our communities are united and connected.