On a recent int’l trip, my mother returned with little gifts for family and friends. A little pouch from Istanbul, Turkey ($1), scented oil from Najaf, Iraq ($2), prayer beads and Earth clay from Karbala, Iraq (less then a dollar). This had got to be one of my favorite presents, and yet it is so simple. A prayer pouch (regardless of what religion you are from or from not) makes for a great piece of carry on. Therapy in a bag!