Why do you think life is a gift? And a gift by whom?
Please, to all those pandering the word 'life' left and right, define it clearly. You can't have an argument if people keep talking in different languages.
A gift from your parents, or whoever put your cells together in a petri dish. Don't get me wrong, I'm an atheist, I meant nothing religious in my post. Why do I think it's a gift? Are you serious? You would rather not have been born? I dunno about anyone else, but I could have been born in a cage and whipped every day of my life and I'd still be glad I was alive.
Life: The condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms.
I did say existence itself though, if rocks could think they should be happy their atoms and molecules came together as they did. The universe is a volatile place, the fact that anything exists at all is incredible.