If we are only focussed on our desires we become blinded. By fasting we put ourselves last. By praying we put God first. By loving we put others ahead of us.
Live simply, eat simply, dress simply, and drive a car simply. Find ways to help the poor that are around you with the savings you build up.
Do you see those who are struggling around you? Are you making yourselves available? Are you being generous with your money, time, and talent?