Prepare for It. This one is easy. All you have to do is smile and say "Thank you so much for your support. I've enjoyed my time here and I've learned a lot from you. Let me know what I can do to make the transition easier." Are you always going to get reaction number five? Probably not. But if you look for the signs, you can likely anticipate your boss' response, go into the conversation prepared, and come out stronger on the other side. Then, you can breathe a sign of relief and start looking forward to starting your new position.
Your End Game. When you hand in your resignation, it can kick off a bit of chaos__your position will need to be filled, but your duties will also need to be covered until they can replace you. As part of your resignation letter, it's a good idea to convey what your availability is during that transitional period.