On the flip side, if you loved your job, your coworkers, your boss, the cappuccino machine, everything about the place, don't write page upon page waxing rhapsodic about all that you're giving up by leaving. A brief, heartfelt compliment to the company, or a thank you, is fine.
Acceptance With Displeasure. It's possible that your boss won't take immediate action like the reaction above__but will make it clear that he or she isn't exactly happy about your resignation. Maybe, for example, she'll mutter a curt, "Thank you for letting me know," followed by two weeks of obvious displeasure or denial that you're leaving__through gruff comments ("You know, you're really leaving us in the lurch") or a refusal to interact with you more than absolutely necessary.