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.
The Thank You. Next, it's always a good idea to thank your employer for the opportunity, describing some of the key things you've enjoyed and learned on the job. And yes, this is true even if you're thrilled to be leaving. Remember__you may need these people for a reference down the line, and leaving things on a good note will leave a lasting (positive) impression.